The nomination exercise for the Jinja East Municipality by election took place on Febuary 13 and 14, 2018 at the Jinja district headquarters. The EC nomination team that was led by the Jinja district Returning Officer (RO) Mr. Rogers Serunjogi and assisted by a team from EC HQ processed all candidates as per the required procedure.
Processing for nomination was on first come first served basis, all candidates were first verified at a desk staffed by EC HQ staff. At this station, the verification team looked up for proper identification of the nominee, certificate of education as issued by the National Higher of Education, proof of payment of the UGX 3,000,000 as required by law, lists of seconders.. Upon fulfillment of all requirements the nominee is sent to the RO that receives photograph from the nominee before pronouncing the candidate as dully nominated.
At the same location, all candidates were required to hand in respective campaign programs that are to be harmonized on Thursday February 15 2018 at a meeting to be convened by the Jinja District RO.
By the close of day 02, only 08 of the 16 Persons that had picked forms of interest to participate managed to turnup to be dominated.

 Date  Candidate Names  Gender  Affiliation
 Febuary 13  Mayemba Faisal  Male  Independent
 Febuary 13  Nathan Igeme Nabeeta  Male  NRM
 Febuary 13  Paul Mwiru  Male  FDC
 Febuary 13  Francis Wakabi  Male  Independent
 Febuary 14  Richard Nyanzi  Male  Independent
 Febuary 14  Abuze Monica (Ms)  Female  Independent
 Febuary 14  Mugaya Paul Davidson  Male  PPP
Febuary 14 Isabirye Hatimu Male Independent

Upon nomination all candidates had a brief interaction with various media houses highlighting key aspects of their manifestos before proceeding to various destinations were the first campaign rallies were held.
Issues:
Francis Wakabi and Nyanzi Richard had issues with photographs submitted as they didn’t meet the requirements prescribed by law. Though dully nominated, they were required to furnace the RO with the right photographs.
FDC leaning Candidates complained that the party didn’t hold primaries prior to the nominations. Paul Mwiru the FDC flag bearer self-pronounced as the flag bearer for the race.
Isabirye Hatimu (Independent) is not a registered voter of Jinja East constituency.

Isabirye Hatimu after being nominated.Even though nominated Isabirye is not a registered voter for Jinja East. He was advised to effect transfer to Jinja municipality so as to vote on March 15 2018.

By

Nalukwago and Mwaka. 

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