Big Story: EC Disqualifies NUP Candidate from Central Youth Parliamentary Elections

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.    

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.

The delegates were still reporting in Mubende by 1.00 pm. None of the candidates had arrived to begin campaigning. 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.    

Alex Bogere, a delegate from Mukono district says that some candidates had already booked accommodation for their supporters and when the venue was changed from Masaka to Mubende district.    

Asked whether the Commission would compensate the delegates for the money spent in Masaka, Beine said the delegates are always facilitated to cover the expenses they incur.  

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