Arua High Court Judge, Justice Boniface Wamala has asked rivals to
settle the elections petitions out of court.
While meeting different parties on Monday at the High Court ahead
of the scheduling of the petitions for hearing, Wamala said there is still room
for all the parties to seek out of court settlement.
Wamala explained that the Court is ready to accept any mediation
efforts by a third party that seeks to bring unity.
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Daniel Lubowa, the Registrar of Arua High Court asked the parties
not to bring any supporters to court. He also asked parties to adhere to the strict
observation of SOPs and keep submissions within the agreed time.
“We would like you to let
us know of any quest for mediation if you wish and in case of any matter beyond
you, let us know for immediate intervention so that nothing jeopardizes the
process of handling and disposal of these petitions as planned,” said Lubowa.
The High Court has up to December 15th 2021 beyond which no
petition shall be heard and disposed of.
Wamala will handle eight elections petitions which include that of
Aziz Aluma who is challenging the victory of his rival John Kale for the LCIII
Chairperson seat for Ariwa Sub County in Yumbe district.
The other case is of James Leku Pilli who is disputing the election of Ben
Anyama as the LCV Chairperson Adjumani District. According to Leku,
Anyama did not attain the required qualification to contest in the elections.
Afeku Isa Kato is also challenging the election of Wadri Sam Nyakua for the
Arua City Mayoral race. Kato petitioned the court that the Electoral Commission
failed to conduct the elections per the laws. He cites failure to tally results
from all 28 Polling Stations.
Other petitions are Mori Samuel Sidoro who claims that his rival and
winner for the Obongi LCV seat Abibu Buga did not possess an Advanced level
certificate or its equivalent at the time he was nominated.
Apama Amato Boroa is challenging the election of Obiga Kania as
the Terego East County MP. Boroa claims that the names on Kania’s academic
documents were different from his actual names.
The other is Robert Onega who petitioned the court against the
victory of Hashim Suleiman for the Nebbi Municipality Parliamentary seat.
Onega says that at the time of his nomination, Suleiman was not qualified
for election as a Member of Parliament.