EC to Mann postponed UJA elections, presidential candidates to have a televised debate

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By Ronald Kabuye
The leadership of Uganda Journalists Association UJA has today further postponed the association’s General Assembly and elections from this Friday 10th to 8th September this year at tick hotel in kawempe.
Addressing a news conference at their offices, the UJA president Robert Kagolo said many journalists tendered in their requests for extension to enable them take part in the process.
He added that the national electoral commission asked for more time to enable them ample time to equip themselves to Mann the elections in the free, fair and transparent way.
Unlike before in a period of two weeks time UJA will hold a televised presidential debate as one of the innovations to get capable leaders.
Meanwhile the subscription and renewal of the membership is still open until 31 August however nominations for the presidency has not closed to enable nation media’s Agnes Nandutu to be nominated since she gave a notice that she will not make it in time.
Two candidates have so far been nominated for the same seat that’s daily Monitor’s Lubowa Abubaker and vision group’s Kazibwe Bashir Mbaziira.
Others that were nominated on include Isaac Katende alias Kasuku of Dembe FM and Mathias Rukundo of vision group for vice president UJA respectively, Bayola Moses of star fm for Secretary General, Kabuye Ronald of Metro Fm and pressug for secretary Information, Mukose Arnold Anthony of salt media for media safety and Human Rights, Wasajja Mahad of CBS FM and Mukisa Daniel for organizing secretary respectively,  Kigongo Issa of Channel 44 for Treasurer, Ssebaduka John CBS Fm for deputy secretary general, Emma Kirundu Bukedde fm and Martin Kimbowa of Kingdom FM for secretary Education, Ssetimba Joseph of Bukedde TV and Mukasa Fred Kiku  of pearl fm for secretary production respectively, Ddungu Davis of CBS, Lwanga Musis of grapevine and Denis Kambugu of Bukedde TV for secretary for external affairs among others.

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