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26 Sep 2019 | 08:57 AM UTC

Uganda: By-elections in Hoima September 26

Uganda News Alert

By-elections to take place in Hoima (Western region) September 26; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/28/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kampala). COUNTRY/REGION Hoima

Event

By-elections are to be held in Hoima (Western region) on Thursday, September 26. A heightened security presence has been reported in the district due to the highly competitive election between the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidate and the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, supported by opposition People Power party leader Bobi Wine. Incidents of political unrest are possible as clashes between supporters of competing parties were previously reported. Localized traffic disruptions are to be expected as well as surrounding any demonstrations or rallies.

Advice

Individuals in Hoima district are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public gatherings as a precaution, refrain from discussing political subjects in public or on social media, and anticipate a heightened security presence and localized disruptions.

 

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