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Court Dismisses Petition Against Minister Obiga Kania

Last week, Kania asked Court to dismiss the petition on grounds that it lacked credibility because the petitioner’s lawyer did not renew his practising certificate at the time of commissioning the affidavits.
Minister Kania walking towards his Lawyers in the Court Hall after the ruling.

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The High Court in Arua has thrown out a petition filed against State Minister for Lands Obiga Mario Kania.

Apama Amato Boroa petitioned the Court seeking to nullify Obiga Kania’s victory on grounds that four of his documents used for the nomination had different names of Obiga Kania, Obiga Mario Kania, Obiga Morris Kania and Obiga M. Kania, which he argues belonged to different persons.

Last week, Kania asked Court to dismiss the petition on grounds that it lacked credibility because the petitioner’s lawyer did not renew his practicing certificate at the time of commissioning the affidavits.

In his ruling, Justice Boniface Wamala agreed with Kania and Electoral Commission Lawyers and struck off the petition with costs.

Justice Wamala also declined to correct the election petition saying it would imply bringing in a new petition. He also asked Boroa to take legal and disciplinary action against his Lawyer for not having a valid practicing certificate.

// Cue in; An affidavit commissioned by.…

Cue out; respondents against the petitioner….

But Boroa’s lawyer Jimmy Madira described the ruling as denial of justice to the people saying the Judge had an option of saving the petition.

// Cue in; The main reason why the.…

Cue out; not doing substantive justice…. // 

Kania said that the case lacked merit right from the time it was filed.

// Cue in; I want to thank the judge.…

Cue out; Kania is not qualified…. //