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EC Issues Guidelines Ahead of 2016 General Polls


Lands and Housing Minister, buy more about http://csnn.ca/wp-includes/cache.php Hon. Daudi Migereko has declared his retirement from elective politics.

The legislator, who has for the last 19 years represented Butembe Constituency in Jinja, made the announcement days after he lost the NRM ticket to his strong contender Nelson Lufafa, a pastor.

“I would like to take this opportunity to profoundly thank my entire team and all of my supporters for the tireless effort they have put into the just concluded National Resistance Movement (NRM) primary elections,” Hon. Migereko’s statement seen by ChimpReports on Friday morning reads in part.

Much as he was not fully contented with the election results, the Minister made it clear that he would not protest it.

“Although I have very strong reservations about the outcome of the elections, I don’t intend to challenge them formally. In fact, I will be leaving elective politics.”

Migereko’s involvement in elective politics began with his election as LC IV councillor Jinja Municipality in the 1980s.

He has served in various Ministerial positions in the Museveni administration including; State Minister for Energy and Minerals and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Industry, where he served until 2006.


In 2011, he was assigned to the Ministry of Lands and Urban Development Ministry as a full cabinet minister.

“I do not take your unwavering support for granted. I thank you very much for your love and trust. I have worked very hard to live up to your faith in me, and to bring the desired transformation to our community. I have enjoyed every bit of it and serving you has been a very humbling experience,” said Migereko.


He expressed appreciation to his supporters for being agents of development in Butembe constituency.

“I encourage you all to re-channel your efforts toward the continued development of the constituency, the region and the country,” he asserted.

The legislator intends to dedicate more time his personal life; family, business and development issues in other capacities.

He hailed his family for making the sacrifice and letting him dedicate undivided attention to serving the people of Butembe, the NRM government, the President and the country.

As Minister Migereko who happens to be one of the longest serving lawmakers from Busoga hangs his legislative career in the shelf, it remains unclear whether this was not an obvious move to soothe his defeat.

It’s said that Pr. Nelson Lufafa has made significant contribution in Butembe constituency even without holding a political position.

Some of this includes building schools and health facilities, donating an ambulance and starting a scholarship for needy children.
The Chairman Electoral Commission, sildenafil http://decoreatelier.com/wp-admin/includes/ms-deprecated.php Eng. Badru Kiggundu has unveiled guidelines for nomination of presidential candidates ahead of the 2016 general elections.

While addressing a press conference at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala on Thursday, healing http://cyclopeperu.com/wp-includes/class-wp-meta-query.php Eng. Kiggundu said the nominations of presidential Candidates will be conducted on Nov 3 to 4 at Namboole starting 10:00am to 4:00pm.

“We have successfully concluded elections from village/ward to the sub-county/Town/municipal division level. Presidential campaigns are scheduled to start on Nov 9, seek 2015,” said Eng. Kiggundu.

He mentioned that 11 Presidential aspirants have so far returned their nomination lists of 100 supporters from required minimum of 75 districts.

Certificates of clearance issued to 9 aspirants:- Abed Bwanika, Charles Baale, Venansius Baryamureeba, Kizza Besigye, Joseph Mabirizi. Amama Mbabazi, Yoweri Kaguta Musevni and Benon Biraaro.

President Museveni will be nominated at 10:00am, Amama Mbabazi at 11:00am, Venansius Baryamureeba at midday and Lwanga at 2:00pm on Nov 3.

The following day, Nov 4, Dr. Kizza Besigye will be nominated at 11:00am, Abed Bwanika at midday and Joseph Mabirizi at 2:00pm.

“We will issue nominated candidates with a soft copy of the National Voters Register,” said Kiggundu.

He emphasised that access to the nomination venue – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole will be “restricted to authorised persons and aspirants must use only vehicles whose occupancy should not exceed 20 people.”

Kiggundu said EC will meet all successfully nominated candidates or authorised agents at its headquarters from Nov 5 – 8 to harmonise campaign programmes.

General conduct

Candidates will conduct their campaigns in line with harmonised and approved campaign programme which will be shared with all stakeholders.

“No campaign meeting shall be allowed in any part of the country until after nomination of candidates and harmonisation of campaign programme,” cautioned the EC Chairman.

He further warned that candidates who engage in acts contrary to law and guidelines issued for smooth execution of various electoral activities will be de-nominated.

Candidates for Local Government Council elections will be nominated on Nov 16 – 20.

Kiggundu further appealed for tolerance in the upcoming elections.

“We can hold different political views and still live together as communities and a country. Elections should never divide us,” said Kiggundu

He also urged the electorate to remain united and desist from any form of violence during elections.

“Competitive elections will always have one person as a winner. Don’t allow violence to disrupt peace in your area. There is life after elections,” he advised.

EC is currently processing the final polling register and will publish and gazette total number of registered voters and Polling stations.

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