Without substantiating his claim, Musoke said he has realized that Museveni influences every institution including the judiciary despite the fact it pretends to be independent. Musoke contends that he ably proved to court beyond reasonable doubt that the elections were fraudulent and the mischief of Electoral Commission, and wonders why courts of law couldnt declare him winner.
Emmanuel Musoke former Kalungu district LCV chairman vowing g not to contest again afierce Court of Appeal failed to declare him
Emmanuel Musoke, the former Kalungu LC V Chairman will not seek re-election for any political office following the failure by the Court of Appeal to declare him winner of the February polls. In February last year, Musoke contested for re-election and lost to his rival, Richard Kyabaggu.
He rejected the poll results and petitioned high court citing electoral fraud. In his petition, Musoke accused Electoral Commission of falsifying results declaration forms from Karumaga-Kitawuluzi, Yesu Akwagala and Bugomora polling stations to deny him victory.
He asked court to nullify the victory of his rival as declare him outright winner of the polls since he had garnered more votes. In his judgment, Justice Lawrence Gidudu concurred with the petitioner, saying Kyabaggu was gifted with victory after a fraudulent tallying process.
He said court had interrogated the results declaration forms from the contested polling stations recovered from the ballot boxes and established that they didn't match with those issued by the Electoral Commission.
Justice Gidudu noted that the security marks on these particular results declaration forms were lighter compared to the originals forms handed to the candidates, adding that it was clear that the electoral body had forged the declaration forms to gift the NRM party candidate, Richard Kyabaggu with victory.
He nullified the polls and ordered Electoral Commission to conduct fresh polls. Dissatisfied with the judgment, Musoke petitioned, the Court Appeal to declare him straight winner without returning to the polls. This morning, the Court of Appeal delivered its judgment upholding the High court decision.
It was the unanimous decision of the three justices of the Court of Appeal led by the Deputy Chief Justice; Steven Kavuma that EC conducts free Kalungu LC V chairperson polls. The other judges are Elizabeth Musoke and Paul Mugambe. They argued that the judgment by Justice Lawrence Gidudu was fair and therefore ordered fresh elections.
They also noted that Electoral Commission refused to submit certified copies of the result declaration forms to court, which conforms the results were fraudulent. As a result of the judgment, Emmanuel Musoke told URN that he will never participate in any elective politics as long as President, Yoweri Museveni is still in charge of Uganda.
Without substantiating his claim, Musoke said he has realized that Museveni influences every institution including the judiciary despite the fact it pretends to be independent. Musoke contends that he ably proved to court beyond reasonable doubt that the elections were fraudulent and the mischief of Electoral Commission, and wonders why courts of law couldn't declare him winner.
He has asked the Democratic Party to front another candidate for the Kalungu LC V chairperson seat. Richard Kyabaggu, the embattled Kalungu LCV chairman hasn't yet commented on the matter as he couldn't be reached by the time of filing this story.