In his defence, Mulindwa through his lawyer Hannington Mutebi demonstrated before the court that he was a resident of Kasawo Town Council. He presented copies of his National ID card, declaration of income and assets listing land and buildings in Kasawo including his matrimonial home.
“In my view, she has failed in her duty to prove these claims to the satisfaction of this court and on a balance of probabilities. I find that Nantaba did not commit any electoral offences during the electoral process and that the elections of the District Woman representative of Parliament in Kayunga District were conducted in compliance with the electoral laws and principles. This Petition is accordingly dismissed with costs to Nantaba and EC,” Lady Justice Mukwaya ruled.
“This left the Petitioner with no petition, no affidavits and no complaints for this court to determine. This finding renders all other preliminary objections and issues moot. In conclusion, I uphold the preliminary objection. The petition as presented before this court is incompetent and incurably defective and it is hereby struck out with costs to the respondents.” -Lady Justice Mukwaya
The petition was filed by Jacqueline Kobusingye Birungi. Birungi who contested as an independent candidate accuses Nantaba of forging the A-Level results she presented from Mukono Town Academy dated 1998.
On Friday, Nantaba’s lawyer Ambrose Tebyasa raised a preliminary objection on the petition on grounds that it was incompetent. According to Tebyasa, the petition is not supported by the required 500 signatures of registered voters.
Justice Mukwaya rejected the witnesses after Nantaba’s Lawyer Ambrose Tibyasa cross-examined Nakwede. Nakwede told the court that all the witnesses and supplementary affidavits presented lacked credible evidence to support her claims in the petition.
Amos Wambede 19, a senior five student at St. Balikuddembe SS Kisoga says that after securing victory in the recently concluded elections, where he contested as an independent candidate, his father Moses Madanda said he had now matured enough to take care of his needs.
Upon examination of the voter’s register, police discovered and polling agents of several opposition candidates discovered a mismatch between the voting data recorded by the Biometric machines and that on the voter’s registrar.
MP Ssekitoleko attributed the loss of the party to lack of will to address issues affecting the electorate. He cited lack of clean water, improved roads, employment for youths and proper health services.
According to the enrollment form obtained by URN, Kyeswa registered for the national ID on August 17, 2014, indicating that he was born in 1986 meaning that he is 34 years now. He, however, registered for the second time in August 2019 indicating that he was born in 1991, which makes him 29-years-old.
Robert Kyagulanyi, the NUP presidential candidate has appealed to the public to forgive most of the police officers that treat them inhumanely, saying they are only working on the orders of their superiors.
Byarugaba explains that apart from the system saving the university from spending money in printing ballots, it is more necessary during this pandemic period were distancing is required to avoid queues, monitoring counting of votes since it has been designed with a good back up for records and all results shall be directly displayed on screens on the voting day.
The Leaders from Mukono, Buikwe, Kayunga and Buvuma districts have noted that their superiors only appear during the election period and disappear once they are elected into office, leaving the district party offices struggling to operate. They add that districts need to be funded to run community mobilization activities and maintain grass-roots offices.
The move comes days after parliament approved a proposal for affirmative action to the elderly which will see them represented in Parliament by five legislators, voted on a regional basis. One of the seats in ringfenced of women.
John Remmy Amara, the Supervisor of the UCU Land holdings at Ntaawo notes that about two weeks back they were involved in a fracas with Christopher Kiiza who showed up claiming ownership of the university farm land.