EC rejects Seya nomination forms


Seya at EC [Photo by Sadab Kitatta

The Electoral Commission has rejected nomination papers of former Kampala Lord Mayor, Nasser Ntege Ssebagala, aka Seya.

The papers were rejected on grounds that they did not have submission forms bearing names of individuals who have signed on his nomination forms.

Seya was told to attach the names of voters supporting his presidential nomination to the forms and return the forms.

Under the law, presidential aspirants are obliged to collect at least 100 signatures from two thirds of Uganda’s 112 districts.

This means an aspirant has to raise at least 750 signatures from 75 districts.

Also turned away was former presidential advisor, Maurine Faith Kyalya Walube.

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Her papers too had issues which she was asked to rectify first.

EC spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa, earlier said the commission had extended the submission of presidential aspirants’ nomination forms from 21st to 29th September 2015.

However, nominations remain 5th & 6th October 2015.


Seya at EC [Photo by Sadab Kitatta

In August, EC warned presidential aspirants to be more cautious with the people who second their candidature because those found with signatures of people who will have seconded more than one aspirant will be disqualified from the race.

According to Taremwa, each voter must second one aspirant and during the process of verifications, all candidates who will have been supported by voters who signed on several forms of presidential aspirants will be disqualified from the race.

Uganda’s presidential elections will be held on February 12, 2016.


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