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BREAKING: Electoral Commission pushes Nomination dates for Parliamentarians to October 15th 2020

KAMPALA- The nomination exercise of aspiring Members of Parliament has been pushed forward.

This has been disclosed by the Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga at today National prayer breakfast held at State House Entebbe.

Speaker Kadaga revealed that the Electoral commission would officially announce the development added that the exercise which was scheduled for Monday and Tuesday next week will be held on 15th and 16th October.

She said the extension has been done to ensure that legislators whose names on the national ID differ from academic documents have time to gazzete their change of names before being nominated.

The Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi however told Parliament yesterday that the Electoral Commission could not extend the nomination exercise, arguing that it would affect the roadmap and dates for the elections.

The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Byabakama Mugyenyi Simon is yet to officially announce the postponement of the nomination dates for Members of Parliament.

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Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaijahttps://theinformerug.com/
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.

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