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Court Reschedules Judgement in Bundibugyo Election Petitions

According to a notice issued by the assistant registrar Francis Matenga Dawa, the judgment for the two petitions have been rescheduled for October 18 and not October 15 as earlier scheduled.
Fort Portal High Court has rescheduled the judgement for the Bundibugyo District LCV and Bughendera County Member of Parliament election petitions.


According to a notice issued by the assistant registrar Francis Matenga Dawa, the judgment for the two petitions have been rescheduled for October 18 and not October 15 as earlier scheduled.

The notice indicates that if no appearance is made by the parties, the judgement will be delivered in their absence.

According to the petition, the former Bundibugyo LCV Chairperson Richard Mutegeki challenged the victory of Robert Tibakunirwa Robert citing voter bribery and intimidation.

The former Bughendera County MP in Bundibugyo District, Christopher Kibanzanga also challenged the victory of Acrobert Moses Kiiza. 

Kibanzanga, who was also the State Minister of Veterans, lost to Kiiza in the January 14th 2021 elections. Kiiza got 13,897 votes while Kibanzanga 13,462.

Kibanzanga petitioned the court accusing his rival of bribing voters on the day of the election, falsification of results and ballot stuffing among others. 

The battle between Kiiza and Kibazanga started in 2016 and in the 2020 NRM primaries in which Kiiza lost to Kibanzanga.  

Kiiza later unsuccessfully petitioned the NRM Secretariat and bounced back as an Independent candidate to defeat Kibanzanga. 

Fort Portal High Court will on the same day also rule on the Mwenge North MP election petition in which Muhumuza Simon Kateeba is challenging the victory of Tom Butime Tom, the Minister of Tourism.

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