Kayanja challenged his rival’s victory alleging that there was falsification of results in 74 polling stations. He alleged that at Lunyo East polling station A to KAS, 20 votes were allegedly announced but the declaration of result form shows that the Returning Officer inflated the entry, declared and tallied 578 votes for Rulinda among many other polling stations.
Kidandala had also alleged that Ssegirinya’s nomination was not accompanied by the names and signatures of a minimum of ten persons who are registered voters in the Kawempe North constituency, as required by the law.
In an interview with URN, the head of Litigation at the Electoral Commission Eric Sabiiti said that they received 182 complaints which include 155 cases filed formally before various High Court circuits in the Country, from both Parliament and Local Government elections.
In his ruling delivered to parties via email on Monday , Justice Ssekaana has reasoned that under Section 50 of the Electoral Commission's Act, they have special powers in case of any emergency to suspend the election campaigns.
The Chief Justice wondered if the incumbent president is supposed to handover office in May and the elections are in January 2021 why then should courts have only 45 days to hear and determine grievances brought before 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.
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
According to Rwakoojo, the Commission is mindful of the health of all citizens amidst the prevailing pandemic and as such, they made consultations and got expert guidance from the Health Ministry to conduct virtual campaigns so as to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On December, 27th, 2019, a Panel of five Constitutional Court Judges led by Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo ordered six legislators from newly created municipalities to vacate their seats on grounds that they were elected to represent non-existent constituencies.