The victory of Wakayima Musoke Hannington Nsereko is being challenged by his rival Hamis Musoke Walusimbi who accused him of lack of academic qualifications to be in Parliament due to discrepancies in his names.
The former Kampala Deputy Lord Mayor ran to court seeking to overturn Ssegirinya’s victory in the January 2021 parliamentary elections on grounds that he lacks the minimum advanced level academic qualifications for election as members of Parliament.
According to the report which was released on February 25th 2020, but its findings made public in court on Tuesday for the first time, the investigations led police to UNEB where the academic transcripts in question were verified by the national examination body and were found to be genuine.
When the case came up for hearing on Thursday, Beyendeza's lawyers withdrew the petition without giving reasons which promoted the Electoral Commission lawyer Hamidu Lugoloobi to ask for costs and the Judge agreed with them.
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 his petition drafted in form of talking points before the Justices, Ssebaduka wondered how a sensible person would subject presidential aspirants to going to look for signatures of their supporters from two thirds of the country and then afterwards subjected them to virtual elections and campaigns.
Kalali alleges that the EC officials forged his signature in a court document showing that he had accepted that the prisoners and Ugandans in the diaspora would participate in voting in 2026 elections but not in 2021 as earlier ordered by High Court.
In their application filed on Friday before the Supreme Court, the Electoral Commission is seeking to stay the execution of the orders pending determination of an appeal which has also been lodged before the Supreme Court.