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Electoral Commission pushes Nomination dates for MPs

KAMPALA- The nomination exercise of aspiring Members of Parliament has been pushed forward.

This has been disclosed by the Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga at today National prayer breakfast held at State House Entebbe.

Speaker Kadaga revealed that the Electoral commission would officially announce the development added that the exercise which was scheduled for Monday and Tuesday next week will be held on 19th and 20th October.

She said the extension has been done to ensure that legislators whose names on the national ID differ from academic documents have time to gazzete their change of names before being nominated.

The Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi however told Parliament yesterday that the Electoral Commission could not extend the nomination exercise, arguing that it would affect the roadmap and dates for the elections.

The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Byabakama Mugyenyi Simon is yet to officially announce the postponement of the nomination dates for Members of Parliament.

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