According to Boroa, One of the documents that were presented for the nomination of the candidate indicates that the bearer was known as Morris. A. K. Obiga, another bears the name Morris Azuma Kania Obiga, the third is in the names of Obiga Mario, while the other documents bear the name Obiga Mario Kania and the last one lists him as Obiga Kania. He argues that such a representation is erroneous and illegal.
Fr. Adiga and four other Priests in Arua diocese were four years ago accused by Bishop Sabino Ocan Odoki of Arua diocese of allegedly planning to assassinate him and the matter was taken by the Bishop to Court and also investigated by the Nunciature. Bishop Sabino also went ahead and suspended Fr. Adiga and four other priests from Priesthood.
On Sunday, Arua Chief Magistrate, Daniel Lubowa led both parties to the EC offices at Terego District headquarters to inspect the ballot boxes before issuing the order for the vote recount but the District Registrar, Paul Meru was no show. He ruled that since EC failed to avail the ballot boxes, it should pay the petitioner and the MP-elect costs of the suit and general damages.
"In view of the foregoing, the commission under minute comp. 197 (a) 2020 resolved that candidate was ineligible to participate in the above-captioned nomination and accordingly, the commission reversed the decision of the Returning Officer Terego electoral district of nominating the Respondent” reads the letter addressed to Egama Sam Raxton Adrapi signed by the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama in part.
Three homes owned by people from Terego were partially destroyed and the occupants chased away by a group from Rigbo Sub County who invaded the area on Thursday claiming its part of Madi Okollo district area.
The new Terego district which will take effect on July 1, 2020 will have its headquarters at Leju trading centre along Arua-Terego-Yumbe highway. The approval of the new district evoked excitement among residents and leaders, a number of whom believe that the elevation was long overdue.