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Six Nominated for Igara East By-election

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Six candidates will vie for the Igara East by-election.

The six were nominated and one dropped as nominations closed Thursday,  said Bushenyi district returning officer Godfrey Mbabazi.

The by-election is slated for December 14.


The nominated candidates are:

Andrew Martial (NRM)

Michael Mawanda Maranga (Independent)

Bedads Kananura (Independent)

Christine Ninsiima Bekunika (FDC)

Benjamin Katana (Independent)

Armstrong David (Independent).

Dropped: Joseph Musinguzi Nyanga (Democratic Party)

Campaigns will start on November 26 and end on December 12.


Martial lost a petition filed by Mawanda.

Court ordered a reelection.

Martial had defeated Mawanda in the NRM primaries of 2015. Mawanda contested as an independent and lost but ran to court, citing irregularities.

Days before the court ruling, Martial had opposed age limit removal.

The age limit removal bid is a move that seeks to remove the presidential age limit to allow three-decade president run beyond the age of 75.

A bill to lift the age limit was moved by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi.

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