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EC Disqualifies NUP Candidate from Central Youth Parliamentary Elections

The Electoral commission has disqualified the National Unity Platform-NUP central youth parliamentary candidate from the ongoing elections at the National Teacher’s College in Mubende district.

The Central/ Southern Region Regional Elections Officer, Robert Baine, says the NUP candidate, Moses Kasule used a voter outside the Electoral College to back his candidature.

“its disheartening that the so called independent electoral commission can be lured into partisan ship in favor of a certain candidate and party, imagine disqualifying me on baseless issues. On top of that issuing a letter on 22 jan and delivering it to me on 30th jan. When its just one day to the elections with all my preparations.” said Moses Kasule

The other candidates are independents, Ivan Bwowe, Simon Sennyonga, Abdu Ziritwawula, Michael Katongole, Alvin Semmambya, Agnes Kirabo, the National Resistance Movement candidate and Gyaviira Kasumba from the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC.

The central youth parliamentary elections had been scheduled to take place in Masaka city but were switched at the last minute to Mubende district.

Some of the delegates said that they had already booked hotel rooms in Masaka but were shocked to learn that the venue had been changed to Mubende.

The voting will take place today 1st February 2021 and May the best candidate win.

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