Mediation talks between NRM’s Steven Kangwagye Forum for Democratic Change’s Tito Turiyo over an election petition have failed to materialize after the latter refused to attend all three sittings arranged at Mbarara High Court.
The two were contestants in last February’s parliamentary election for Bukanga Constituency in Isingiro district.
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He thus contested Kangwagye’s victory before the Mbarara High Court on five grounds of using false documents to get nominated by the Electoral Commission, http://culture.you-ng.it/wp-admin/includes/schema.php intimidating and beating voters, pre-ticking ballot papers after chasing away voters and opponent agents, and bribing agents and voters on polling stations.
The Mbarara court however advised the two parties to settle their differences outside of court, which the petition declined. Mr Kangwagye told Chimpreports that Turiyo seemed to have lost interest in the case.
FDC’s Turiyo however, yesterday denied knowledge of any such mediation arrangement at the court. He added that he is not willing to partake in the talks, saying that this would undermine the voice of the people of Bukanga who were denied a chance to elect their representative in Parliament.
Previously, Kagwangye defeated Turiyo in a by-election in 2013 following the death of the area MP Gregory Matovu.
The by-election was also marred by similar allegations of malpractice and violence as well as alleged interference from several members of the First Family.
Kanwagye and Turiyo will now appear in court before Justice Damalie Lwanga for rescheduling for the hearing of the petition.