The application was filed by Ismail Kasule who contested on the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party ticket, against Dr Joseph Ruyonga of the National Resistance Movement (NRM). Ruyonga emerged winner of the race with 6,396 votes against Kasule's 6,212 votes.
Achayo is protesting the results announced by Peter Toddu, the Ngora District Returning Officer on January 15th, 2021. Through her lawyer, Halid Salim, Achayo wants a recount of the votes that she argues will be in her favour.
According to the Judge, due process here means that if Kyagulanyi had any offense that he had committed, he should have been arrested, taken to police and produced to any Magistrates Court to be charged which has not been the case here.
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.