In an interview with URN, the head of Litigation at the Electoral Commission Eric Sabiiti said that they received 182 complaints which include 155 cases filed formally before various High Court circuits in the Country, from both Parliament and Local Government elections.
Namayanja, who ran on the National Unity Platform-NUP party ticket, won the polls with 28,824 votes against the petitioner who emerged third with 2,421 votes. Dissatisfied with the poll results, Bamwesigye ran to Masaka High Court seeking among other things the nullification of the election on grounds that the Electoral Commission contravened the laws governing elections.
The petitions are from Dodoth East Constituency in Kaabong District, Toroma County in Katakwi district, Soroti East and Soroti West Divisions in Soroti City, Ngora County in Ngora district and Matheniko County in Moroto district. The others are Labwor County in Abim district and the local government elections in Bukedea.
Mwanje and several others including five senior police officers, a Gombolola Internal Security Officer, and bailiffs were arrested in August last year, following the demolition of the Church at the height of a land wrangle involving the businessman, members of the Buganda Kingdom Royal Family, and Church leaders.
Her lawyer, Edy Nangulo told journalists that their first task as hearing of their election petition begins was to seek leave of court to amend their petition to nullify the results for specific polling stations where electoral malpractice was prevalent.