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Dr. Abed Bwanika calls for consultative conference of all political parties

The President of the People’s Development party Dr. Abed Bwanika has called for a national consultative conference between the ruling National Resistance Movement and other political parties that participated in the 2011 general elections.   Bwanika says the results of the 2011 elections left a bitter taste in all opposition parties who complain of having […]

President Museveni’s calls and sms excite Ugandans

As technology continues to play a marked role in Uganda’s elections and politics, many Ugandans are currently in a rare happiness after receiving telephone calls from President Yoweri Museveni and sms messages from the president thanking them for voting him in the February 18th Presidential elections.   In different parts of the country, people have […]

Opposition warned against public protests over Uganda 2011 elections

The Uganda army and the Uganda police have warned Uganda’s opposition leaders against organising mass protests following their dissatisfaction with the outcome of the last week’s Presidential Elections.   This follows a declaration by opposition leaders in Uganda who called for peaceful protests against the victory of incumbent President Yoweri Museveni of the National Resistance […]

Bidandi Ssali says this NRM government is illegitimate

The President of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and a former presidential candidate in the 18th February 2011 presidential election Bidandi Ssali has said that the NRM government of President Yoweri Museveni is not legitimate because it was installed through unfair elections.   Bidandi joins other former presidential candidates like Norbert Mao and Kiiza besigye […]

Besigye summoned by police over Museveni pre ticked ballot papers

The former presidential candidate in the just concluded elections Retired Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye Warren Kifife has been summoned by police to explain the elections irregularities he mentioned.   After elections declaration by the Electoral Commission that announced Museveni the winner with 68.4% and Besigye with 26%, Besigye told the press conference that Museveni rigged […]

United States calls for election reforms in Uganda after 2011 elections Museveni won

The United States has called upon the government of Uganda to undertake electoral and administrative reforms that will help improve future elections in Uganda. The US embassy in Kampala has issued a statement congratulating the people of Uganda for the elections exercise and President Yoweri Museveni for winning the Presidential elections. In their first reaction […]

Minister Nsaba Buturo to go to court over elections

The Minister of Ethics and Integrity Dr. James Nsaba Buturo has expressed intention of going to court after collecting enough evidences to implicate his challenger in the last week parliamentary elections. Buturo says he did not lose genuinely alleging that his competitors bribed voters which contravenes the elections guidelines. He adds that the bribing of […]

Commonwealth Observer Group statement on Uganda 2011 Elections

Commonwealth Observer Group Uganda Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2011 INTERIM STATEMENT Read out by Dame Billie Miller Chairperson of the Commonwealth Observer Group The Commonwealth was invited by the Government of Uganda to observe the 2011 elections, and the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth constituted an Observer Group supported by a staff team from the Secretariat. […]

Yoweri Museveni beats Kizza Besigye for 3rd time in 2011 elections

The Chairman of the Uganda Electoral Commission, Dr. Badru Kiggundu has declared President Museveni winner  of Uganda’s 2011 presidential election with a landslide victory of  68.38 per cent of 8, 272, 760 total votes cast. Kiggundu says Museveni obtained 5, 428, 369 votes, FDC/Inter-Party Cooperation flag bearer, Dr Kizza Besigye, has obtained 2, 064, 963 […]

Over 77 Uganda Members of Parliament lose seats in 8th Parliament

The Speaker of Uganda’s parliament, Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi has finally done what he should have done over four months ago by suspending over 70 members of the 8th parliament for having crossed over to other police camps to get nominated for the 2011 elections. This follows the Supreme Court affirmation of an earlier Constitutional Court […]

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