Last month, James Onguu Tar who contested on the National Resistance Movement-NRM party ticket petitioned the court seeking annulment of Okae’s victory. He claims that the elections were characterised by irregularities.
The former contestant for Kwania North Parliamentary seat has
withdrawn his petition challenging the victory of Bob Okae.
Last month, James Onguu Tar who contested on the National
Resistance Movement-NRM party ticket petitioned the court seeking annulment of
Okae’s victory. He claims that the elections were characterized by irregularities.
However, he has withdrawn the case saying he is not willing to continue
with the petition.
Without giving reasons, Makmot Kibwanga, the petitioner’s lawyer says his
client has no interest in pursuing the petition.
“The case has been withdrawn but I cannot give you more
explanations now because I am a bit busy but the truth is the case is
Innocent Omara, the lawyer representing Okae says that he has
written to the Deputy Registrar of Lira High Court acknowledging the withdrawal
of the case.
“While our client is not opposed to the withdraw of the petition, the petitioner ought to be reminded of the nature of an election
petition and the formal processes provided for in law for withdrawal including
payment of costs.”
This has left two election petitions filed at Lira High Court. They
include that of Bony Aliro against Linda Agnes Auma, the Woman MP-elect for Lira District
and Sam Engola challenging Jonathan Odur’s victory for the Erute South County