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Mukono High Court Sets Dates for Ruling on Six Election Petitions

Since last month, Justice Mukwaya has been hearing seven election petitions at Mukono High Court.
Idah Nantaba and her Lawyer Ambrose Tebyasa standing outside the courtroom.
Justice Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya has set dates for ruling on six election petitions. 
Since last month, Justice Mukwaya has been hearing seven election petitions at Mukono High Court.

The petitions include three that were filed against Ida Nantaba, the Kayunga District Woman MP. The first was filed by a voter Rittah Nabadda accusing Nantaba of bribing voters.

Jacqueline Birungi Kobusingye, who contested in the elections, also accuses Nantaba of lacking the required academic qualifications; bribery voters while Harriet Nakwede who lost to Nantaba petitioned the court citing alteration of results, bribery.

According to Justice Mukwaya, she will give her ruling on Nabadda’s petition on September 10 and Kobusingye’s on September 22. 

The other petitions include that of Wilson Male against Fred Kayondo, the Mukono South County Member of Parliament. Male who contested on the NUP ticket accuses Kayondo of bribing voters and rigging. Justice Mukwaya has set the ruling for October 16. 

Justice Mukwaya will on the same day rule on a petition filed by Andrew Kaddu against Joseph Mulindwa, the LCIII Chairperson of Kasawo Sub County. 

Kaddu accuses the Electoral Commission for adding results from two polling stations of Kitalya-Busiya A-M and Kitalya Busiya N-Z Kasawo TC yet they belong Namuganga sub-county. 

The court will on October 21 also rule on a petition filed by Ronald Mukasa against Charles Tebandeke, the MP Bbaale County in Kayunga on grounds that he bribed voters.

Last month, the high court in Mukono dismissed the petition challenging the election of the Late Ffeffeka Sserubugo, the former Kayunga LCV Chairperson.

Boniface Musisi Bandikubi petitioned the court challenging the victory of Sserubogo on grounds that he was illegally nominated and lacked the necessary academic qualifications for the position.   Sserubugo garnered 27,878 votes while Bandikumbi got 2712 votes.

Justice Mukwaya threw out the application on grounds that Bandikubi and Sserubugo’s lawyers were not in court. She also based her ruling on the notice of withdrawal that was submitted by Bandikubi and attached to the application.

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