On Thursday, Justice Luswata however, argued that, since election petitions are matters of public interest, it was prudent to follow the right rules and procedures involved in serving such petitions, to avoid cases of prejudice. Luswata further directed the petitioner to serve the respondents’ lawyers with certified copies of the petition in two days.
Musumba applied for substituted service on claims that Kadaga or her agents had declined to receive the petition in which she is accused of involvement in vote-rigging and voter bribery during the recently concluded parliamentary elections.
On Wednesday, Musumba’s lawyer, John Isabirye informed the court presided over by the Jinja High Court Registrar, Fred Waninda that they have tried to serve Kadaga or her lawyers in vain, which prompted to file an application for substituted service.
Kanusu’s lawyer, Martin Asingwire argued that there were discrepancies in the declaration of results forms in 22 polling stations, which robbed Kanusu victory. However the Jinja Chief Magistrate Catherine Agwero stated that Kanusu lacked specific figures of the ballot papers which he wanted EC to recount and that he had not indicated in his application what exactly the court should address.
In his affidavit, Wanyoto states that he is a Director/ a shareholder in Ms. McKinley Resource Company Ltd together with Jang Seungkwon, Park Seunghoon and Ha Dong, whom they agreed with independently to transact monies on their Dollar and Shillings account in Diamond Trust Bank.