EC set Nomination Dates for Bukomansimbi Woman MP

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The Democratic Party early this week agreed to front Veronica Nanyondo to replace her sister as the party flag bearer.

The Electoral Commission has set January 5 and 6, 2016 for fresh nominations for the Bukomansimbi Women parliamentary seat.
The seat fell vacant following the death of the incumbent Susan Namaganda in a car accident this month.
A statement issued by the Engineer Badru Kiggundu today, says nominations will be held at the district Electoral Commission offices on the designated days.
Kiggundu says candidates who had already been nominated for the position will not be required to go through fresh nominations.
Any person who meets the required qualifications to contest for the position can also present him or herself for nomination.
The Democratic Party early this week agreed to front Veronica Nanyondo to replace her sister as the party flag bearer.
She will face off with Independents Immaculate Nabawanuka, Janat Kayondo and NRM's Halima Nakawungu.
Nominations will also be held on the same dates for sub county chairperson, Muko Sub County in Kabale district; sub county councilor Mugulu parish in Mityana district, councilor representing older persons in Butandiga sub county, Sironko district and woman councilor, Namayiba and Kyabango parishes in Mukono district.
Below is the full statement from the Electoral Commission

Press Release  
Appointment of Nomination Dates for Elective Positions in Electoral Areas Where Nominated Candidates Died
The Electoral Commission has appointed Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th January, 2016 as dates for nomination of candidates for Parliamentary and Local Government Councils in the following electoral areas where death occurred of nominated candidates:
Elective Position
Electoral Area
District Woman Representative to Parliament
Bukomansimbi District
Death of a nominated candidate
Sub County Chairperson
Muko Sub County, Kabale District
Death of a nominated candidate
Sub County Councillor
Mugulu Parish, Namungo Sub County, Mityana District
Death of a nominated candidate
Councillor Representing Older Persons
Butandiga Sub County, Sironko District
Death of a nominated candidate
Woman Councillor
Namayiba & Kyabango Parishes, Nakisunga Sub County, Mukono District
Death of a nominated candidate
1.    A candidate who is already nominated to contest for the above elective positions, will not be required to go through fresh nomination;
2.During the nomination exercise, a political party/organization which had sponsored the deceased candidate will be able to sponsor another candidate for nomination;
3. Any other person who is interested, and qualifies to contest for any of the above elective positions, with the sponsorship of a political party/organization or on independent ticket, will also be able to present herself or himself for nomination during the above exercise;
4.NNomination forms and related guidelines on the nominations can be obtained from the office of the respective District Returning Officer.
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Eng. Dr. Badru M. Kiggundu
Chairperson, Electoral Commission


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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

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