“We have a principle called "Prior full and informed consent", where counsel has to tell everything to his client about what he should expect from court. I have a feeling that if Kyagulanyi was properly briefed on the nature of our court, probably he wouldn’t have gone to court in the first place,” Ssemakadde said.
Sam Baluku who contested on the NUP ticket for the Kasese Municipality Mayoral seat says the decision was the only available option after the court rejected Kyagulanyi’s intention to amend his petition to introduce more grounds challenging the election.
Okumu, who is now seeking sixth term re-election as Aswa County MP under the FDC ticket, says the pending ruling by the Court of Appeal is still bothering him whether he was legitimately elected or not.
The University authorities charged the newly elected Makerere Administrative Staff Association –MASA chairperson of engaging in acts or omissions prejudicial to the improper performance of duties and tainting the university image.
On Friday, the Kabale High Court Judge, Justice Kawumi Kazibwe dismissed the petition saying that all the accusations and affidavits lacked merit. Justice Kazibwe also ordered Matsiko to pay Muzanira all the costs.
Osupelem, a member of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party filed an application on June 19, 2018, after the Electoral Commission nullified her nomination, saying the names on her nomination papers did not match those on her academic documents.
Three justices led by former deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma ruled that Peter Mugema alias Panadol is the rightfully elected MP for Iganga Municipality, rescinding the Jinja High Court decision that had nullified his February 2016 election victory. It was a different story for Winnie Komuhangi Matsiko, the Rukungiri Woman MP whose election victory court has nullified. Justices including Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny- Dolo and Paul Mugamba ruled in favour of Matsikos political rival, FDCs Betty Bamukwasa Muzanira.
EC Secretary Sam Rwakoojo says that by the time the orders were issued, the commission had spent on procurement of electoral materials, developing and updating new poll registers, recruitment, training and paying electoral officials, printing voter education materials and running sensitization campaigns, among other activities.
The Court of Appeal has today upheld the election of Abdul Katuntu as Bugweri County Member of Parliament. The court dismissed a petition by Daniel Ibaale who had prayed for a vote recount due to marginal difference between the two candidates. Katuntu was declared winner of the seat in February last year with 23,596 votes against Ibaales 23,195 votes.
Justice Margret Oguli Oumo delivered the verdict this afternoon following an application by Buwembo seeking court permission to challenge Katos elections on the grounds of lack of the minimum academic qualifications, saying he failed the Uganda Certificate of Education UCE exams.
Kusasiras election in February this year had been challenged by her rival, Hanifa Nabukeera, who petitioned court alleging that the election was not free and fair. Nabukeera argued that it was characterised with voter bribery and intimidation.
The High court in Kampala has annulled the election of Nakate on grounds of voter bribery and not complying with electoral laws. Democratic Partys Brenda Nabukenya dragged Nakate and Electoral Commission to court, claiming that the elections were not conducted in a free and fair manner.
The Judge also questioned how a petition drafted by a law firm; Katuntu and company advocates was instead signed by the petitioner himself while the affidavits in support of the petition were commissioned in Kampala and sworn in Iceme Magistrates Court in Oyam district which has no jurisdiction over the matter.
The delivery today follows a directive given by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe in response to queries by Mbabazis lawyer Severino Twinobusingye that the Electoral Commissions had failed to serve them with copies of the results declaration forms.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by Solome Nakaweesi Kimbugwe, the Go Forward Chief of Staff, Mbabazi expresses concern about the disappearance, imprisonment and harassment of his supporters, agents and witnesses as he gathers evidence to back his election petition.