The judgment was based on a petition by Lawyer Bob Kasango, while challenging his trial which was spearheaded by the then Director of Public Prosecutions Justice Mike Chibita. He argued that the roles of the DPP are in clear conflict with the judicial oath and added that Chibita should have resigned before serving in that capacity.
The Government is seeking to stay the implementation of a recent Constitutional Court orders to the effect that a serving Judge should retire before being appointed to a new job in the executive arm of government or constitutional office.
His comments come a day after Kyagulanyi called for peaceful demonstrations to oppose the results released by the Electoral Commission, Declaring Yoweri Museveni, a candidate of the National Resistance Movement, as the winner of the January 14, presidential election. Kyagulanyi also announced that he had won the election with 54.19 per cent of the total votes cast.
The Electoral Commission (EC) today rejected a section of proposals under the Constitutional (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2020 which among others seeks to change the process of handling parliamentary election petition.
On January 22 2021, Nyanzi asked the Mengo Chief Magistrates Court to order for a vote recount but the Chief Magistrate Esther Nansambu dismissed his application six days later. Nansambu reasoned that Nyanzi was raising matters of electoral offenses which would only be determined by the high Court which has jurisdiction to entertain such.
Some of the notable cases that have been fixed for hearing seen by URN include that filed by Unwanted Witness Uganda against Uganda Communications Commission-UCC for shutting down social media platforms during the 2016 elections.
In his appeal, Ssekabira said the decision to eject him from the polls was biased and high handed, since it wasn’t based on evidence from a medical report. He also argued that he was never given chance to file his defense.
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.