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Statement: Court blocks LC, Women Councils elections

Statement from the Electoral after High courts in Kampala and Jinja issued interim orders restraining the electoral body from conducting Local Council and Women Council elections that were scheduled to start tomorrow, Tuesday.

The Electoral Commission, in compliance with two court orders issued by the High court at Kampala, this 13th day of November 2017, and another one issued by the High court at Jinja, this 13th day of November 2017, which are binding on the Electoral Commission, hereby informs the general public that the elections for village Women Councils and Committees and Elections for Administrative Units (LC I & LC II) shall not be held as earlier scheduled.

Accordingly, the elections of village Women Councils and Committees scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday 14th November 2017 shall not take place.

Similarly, the electoral programme for election of Administrative Units (LC I & LC II) is suspended.

Any further steps by the commission on the above electoral activities will be determined by the outcome of the court process, of which the public will be informed.

The commission appeals to political parties and organisations, candidates, agents and supporters, and all other stakeholders in these elections to remain calm as the matters are being handled by the High court.

The Electoral Commission remains determined to execute its mandate to organize and conduct elections in accordance with the law.

Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon
chairperson, Electoral Commission


+1 #1 phalanch 2017-11-13 23:06
"If it raining you can't fix the roof and if it isn't raining it doesn't need to be fixed" . This is how the dictator operates.

It's this loss of trust and credibility that brings the dictator on collision course with the population slow but sure.
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0 #2 kabayekka 2017-11-14 04:32
So who is currently running the governance business in the villages if there are no rulers.

Well then if the African people can get on without the due process of these dodgy rulers what is the use of meeting all that expanse? Money should go to the medical staff at once.
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+1 #3 WADADA rogers 2017-11-14 08:31
This looks like a conspiracy theory, it appears stage managed
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+1 #4 WADADA rogers 2017-11-14 08:39
Pushing these elections ahead, I think the purpose was to defeat some anomaly
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