Kayunga District By-Elections set for 16th December 2021

Kayunga District by-elections

16th December is the date which has been set by the Electoral Commission to conduct the by-elections to fill up the position of Kayunga LC V district chairperson.

This position has been vacant since the previously elected LC V chairperson the late Muhammad Ffeffeka Sserubogo was found hanging lifeless on a tree in what appeared like he had claimed his own life.

The cause of death was later confirmed by police as the postmortem report indicated that the deceased succumbed to hypoxia, a condition when there’s deficiency of oxygen in the body tissues.

In the subsequent by-election, it is alleged that over 10 members belonging to the National Unity Platform (NUP) party are advocating for the office to be filled by someone from their party since the deceased adhered to the NUP ideologies and was a party member.

While speaking to media, the EC spokesperson Paul Bukenya said the by-election proceedings would start off with updating of the national voters’ register which shall run in between 22 and 26 October 2021 at either the parish or ward level in each of the affected electoral areas.

“The categories of vacancies to be filled during these by-elections include; the district chairperson for Kayunga; chairpersons at sub-county level, as well as councilors at the district, and sub-county, including councilors representing Special Interest Groups (SIGs).”

Furthermore, he informed that the commission has set Tuesday 26th October 2021 as the deadline for the registration of voters and the transfer of voting locations in the areas that have been categorized as “affected.”

“The display of the national voters’ register will be conducted from the 8th to the 17th of November 2021, at the polling stations in the affected local Government electoral areas,” he went on to inform.

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As for the nomination of candidates, Bukenya said it would commence on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November 2021 at the respective district headquarters.

“Candidates’ campaign meetings will be conducted for a period of thirteen days, that is, from 2nd to 14th December 2021. Polling and tallying of results for elections of councilors representing special interest groups (SIGs) shall take place on Wednesday 15th December 2021.” Mr. Bukenya informed.

Conclusively, the polling for the district chairperson, Kayunga and other local government councils shall take place on Thursday December 16th 2021, at all polling stations in the stated electoral areas.

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