Election 2016

Mbabazi Camp Lose Case Against EC

Mbabazi's lawyers led by Twinobusingye (L) and Mugisha (R) at the High Court in Kampala recently (Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Kampala High Court has thrown out a case in which a concerned citizen, information pills abortion http://coachypnose.fr/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-posts.php Charles Nsubuga, website http://coloradofinearts.org/wp-includes/class-wp-admin-bar.php sued the Electoral Commission (EC) for reportedly interfering with Presidential Aspirant John Patrick Amama Mbabazi’s consultative meetings in September this year.

High Court judge Stephen Musota ruled that all complaints arising before and during the electoral process must first be filed and resolved by the Electoral Commission.

Justice Musota noted that it’s after the EC has reached an unsatisfactory decision that the complainant would then appeal to the High Court whose decision is final.

It was on this basis that the judge dismissed with costs a case filed against 4 EC officials including the Chairman Badru Kiggundu, Secretary General Sam Rwakoojo and spokespersons Jotham Taremwa and Paul Bukenya.

Nsubuga had accused the quarter of acting in bad faith to issue directives stopping his meetings with the electorates.

The Judge blamed the applicant, who is a city advocate, for faulting Section 15 of the Electoral Commission Act, by jumping the above procedure which in the end renders the EC impotent and unable to exercise its authority.

The Judge further explained that the purpose of this procedure is to keep these complaints at a managerial level so that they do not escalate to bigger complaints.

He then ruled that Nsubuga brought his grievances before a wrong jury and that he should refer it to the EC for consideration.

Nsubuga in this application sought orders declaring the actions of the 4 officials   to block Mbabazi’s meetings in Mbale and Gulu as unlawful arguing that they acted beyond their scope of authority.

Rwakoojo described the outcome of the court case as “good news.”

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