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“I was requested by the said two high ranking persons to withdraw the petition in view of the fact that a new constituency where I would stand and represent my people in Parliament was in the offing,” Mbabaali argues in his petition registered as No. 108 of 2011 filed at Kampala High Court.
“Indeed on the morning of July 27 2011, I checked with the LC V Chairman of Masaka District Joseph Kalungi who confirmed to me that a resolution had been passed to create the new constituency and even gave me the copy of the same plus a letter he had written to the Minister of Local government for final action,” Mbabaali notes with concern.
“Having received the copy of the resolution from Kalungi, I even called Walusimbi on my mobile phone for further clarification and he advised me to go ahead and withdraw the petition as it is the right thing to do given the circumstances,” Mbabaali says.
“I duly believed their advice and therefore accepted their wise advice to withdraw the said petition for fear of being seen as disrespectful of them. That is the reason why my counsel made an abrupt oral application for leave to withdraw the petition before Hon. Lady Justice Elizabeth Musoke,” the petition reads further.
The politician says he later established that the procedure in which the purported leave to withdraw Election petition No. 19 of 2011 was granted was improper and illegal as it offends the Parliamentary Elections rules in the following ways.
“There was no formal application for leave to withdraw the said election petition and accompanying affidavit as required by law,” he states.
“There was no posting of the application for leave to withdraw the said petition on the court notice board and there was no publication of the Application for leave to withdraw petition in Gazette as required by law,” the petition states further.
He also argues that the hearing of the application for leave to withdraw the Election Petition No.19 of 2011 was before a judge instead of the registrar as required by law.
Mbabaali says the ‘petition should be reinstated and heard on merit as in law the said election petition has never been withdrawn by myself due to the reason mentioned above’.
Filed by Lukwago & Co. Advocates, suite 116 London Chambers, Plot 4 Johnson Street, Kampala, the petition is supported by four voters from the constituency.