JUSTICE MINISTRY TASKED TO EXPLAIN NEW ELECTION GUIDELINE

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Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has instructed ministry of Justice and constitutional affairs to report to Parliament next week to explain the new guideline by EC which bars candidates for contesting for elective positions with differing names in their documents
This follows the legal committee resolution in an interface with the ministry that cited that the guideline mostly affects women who have acquired their husbands names

Parlimant has directed Ministry of justice and constitutional affairs to guard rights of all those those candidates with differing names on the academic documents until the matter is solved
This follows a move by Electoral commission to stop all those whose names do not ryme in the academic documents from participating in the electoral positions.

The chairperson for legal committee of Parliament Jacob Oboth says the committee scrutinized the guideline and noticed it mainly deprives women who have acquired their husbands names

The guideline also contradicts deadlines for nomination which deprives them of their rights

The matter raised hitted debate from a cross section of legislators who demanded an explanation from the ministry

This matter was submitted earlier on by soroti woman MP Angeline Osege who reported that she was personally affected not once.

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