Kyomya's lawyer Ngaruye Ruhindi asked the court to throw on three grounds which include failure by Gumisiriza to pay court fees on time for his application in time, failure to indicate in the application which specific polling stations where the recount should be done.
“You are hereby commanded to appear before Chief Magistrate at 9:00 am in the morning or as soon thereafter as the case can be heard,” reads the summons in parts. The registrar filed the charges against Kyomukama and Katusiime after the NRM party primaries three weeks ago.
The Chief Justice of Uganda Bart Katurebe says has revealed that members of parliament from the ruling National Resistance Movement NRM Party are trying to interfere with the independence of the judiciary in the country.
In her ruling Mariam Akello, the Ibanda Chief Magistrate dismissed the application, saying it didnt hold ground as it was based on mere sucipision. But Kyomyas lawyer said they were dissatisfied with the ruling and vowed to seek redress from Mbarara High Court.