During the hearing, Hamidu Lugoloobi accused the applicant of lying because the available evidence shows that he was in court and personally signed the consent document that was later endorsed by Justice Nambayo. Lugoloobi said the consent was done in the presence of Kalali and his lawyers, Earnest Isaac Muwanga and Geoffrey Mutyaba.
"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.
According to Acire, Okwonga collected T-shirts with his portrait from his supporters after bribing them and asked each of them to recruit five members from his camp; something he said is against the laws governing elections in the country.
According to a press statement issued by the EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the Abu Dhabi-based United Printing and Publishing firm will be responsible for the printing of ballot papers for the Presidential and Directly-elected Member of Parliament.
Speaking at a press briefing organised by the Forum for Women in Democracy at Mestil hotel in Nsambya, Sarah Birete, the Executive Director Center for Constitutional Governance, said security agencies have hijacked the electoral process.
Bukenya says all the presidential candidates have been notified of the meeting, adding that they are expected to attend in person. “This meeting won't disrupt the normal campaign schedule, the candidates’ campaigns, and meeting can still go on because the candidate will be represented by their official campaign agents,” Says Bukenya.
On Monday 9th, campaign meetings for Presidential, Parliamentary and Local
Government councils elections kicked off
across the country with candidates trying to woe voters ahead of the 14th January 2021 general election.
According to the Justices, Ssebadduka used abusive language in his petition when he described them as a “council of fools.” He also described Electoral Commission and its Chairperson, Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, Ministry of Health and President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as ignorant and unintelligible on the basics of COVID-19.
Luwero District Returning Officer Nathan Nabaasa asked candidates who intend to use outdoor megaphone community radios for their campaigns, to submit details about their activities to him, with a copy to the Police. Nabaasa also cautioned candidates against attracting crowds.
This morning, a few Security officers are seen walking on the streets with hardly any deployment at the Kampala Electoral Commission Offices in Ntinda, where nominations are taking place. The place is calm but silently active with the processions, even as more parliamentary aspirants walk-in for nomination.
Asked why she had chosen to hold a procession contrary to the guidelines issued by the Commission, Nambi told Uganda Radio Network-URN that she secured permission from Police, which okayed the procession with a limited number of people.
Although they were expected to appear amidst pomp with their supporters at the Kampala EC Nomination offices in Ntinda, Uganda Radio Network-URN observed a section of aspirants walk in early with two to four people in their company and later sat quietly waiting for nomination.
Kalali, bitter that his signature was forged to mislead court that he had reached agreement with the EC, now wants court to set aside the contentious order such that prisoners can go ahead and vote in 2021 general elections