Election 2016

We Have Gathered All Needed Evidence to Challenge Poll Results – Besigye Lawyers

Col Dr Kizza Besigye

The Uganda Law Development Center has canceled with immediate effect, viagra sale http://comoconquistarumamina.com.br/wp-content/plugins/q2w3-fixed-widget/q2w3-fixed-widget.php the post graduate diplomas of a number of lawyers that include Regional (EALA) Member of Parliament Hon Mukasa Mbidde, prescription http://contemporarydancevideos.com/wp-includes/theme.php and former Makindye MP Michael Mabikke.

The move follows an internal investigation into the conduct of Bar Course exams in the period between 2004 and 2011 at the Law Development Centre, http://communityartsprogram.org/wp-includes/template.php which found flaws in the final examination results of at least 15 lawyers including the politicians.

In a statement issued yesterday by Lady Justice Stella Amoko of the Supreme Court who chaired the investigating committee, it was resolved as per the recommendations to have the diplomas terminated immediately.

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According to the forensic audit report, it was found that the results of the  lawyers were altered to give them a pass mark.

The report says Mabikke’s graduation from LDC on September 3, 2010 was on the basis of wrong marks because he had scored 43% on his second and last supplementary Commercial Transactions examination, only for his marks to be adjusted to 50% and presented to the LDC Board of Examiners

Mabikke’s marks were also allegedly altered in the Criminal Proceedings examination that was written on May 3, 2010. While he scored 36%, the report says that Mabikke’s marks were altered to 56%.

Hon Mbidde on the other hand was among students whose final-term exam results for Criminal Proceedings 2008/09 were altered on the handwritten mark sheets, an alteration that allowed them to graduate on September 3, 2010.

“His scores as seen on the handwritten mark sheet were erased by whitewashing and new scores were entered without counter signatures,” read the report.

The LDC’s decision could significantly affect the politicians’ law carriers, as they risk having their practicing licenses recalled.

Justice Amoko directed all those affected by the decision to return the original transcripts and diploma certificates to the Academic Registrar within 7 days.

“LDC no longer recognizes the award and validity of the diplomas cancelled or recalled.”

Lawyers representing opposition strongman and FDC’s Dr. Kizza Besigye have revealed that they have gathered enough evidence to challenge President Museveni’s win in last week’s elections in courts of law.

Ruling NRM’s Yoweri Museveni was on February 18th announced winner of the presidential elections with 60.75% beating his closest rival, mind http://codigoweb.co/wp-includes/class-walker-comment.php Besigye who got 35.3% of the total vote.

Besigye contested the results announced by the Electoral Commission’s Eng Badru Kiggundu saying that they were inconsistent with what was announced down at the polling stations.

His lawyers revealed Friday that they managed to collect all the evidence that would be tabled before court to overturn last week’s results.

“We have found evidence of voter buying, site http://copiproperties.com/wp-admin/includes/theme.php ballot stuffing, http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-a6947c96acb5a8fc23fb8ca4bfe8ca30.php intimidation and change of declaration forms,” the head of Besigye’s legal team Yusuf Nsibambi told journalists in Kampala.

Big Task

The lawyers added however, that despite being prepared to pursue the case, they were still limited by funds amounting to over Shs 100million to push this case. They also need a team of over 40 lawyers who they don’t have yet.

“We have a challenge that our client has been stopped from getting out of his home to look for funds to support this whole process,” Nsibambi told journalists.

He however said that party officials and lawyers are meeting at Besigye’s home to find a way forward before the mandatory 10 days of filling the petition elapse.

The FDC spokesman Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda says the party will use all possible ways to ensure they petition the election results.

“On Monday and Tuesday he (Besigye) will meet the FDC working committee and NEC respectively but he has found difficulties in getting out of his home,”Ssemuju told journalists.

Kampala Lord Mayor and one of the members of Besigye’s legal team Erias Lukwago told journalists they had a constructive meeting with Besigye in a bid to forge a way forward.

“We have dispatched a team of lawyers to petition court so that police gets away from his home so that he can be able meet different stakeholders, “Lukwago said.

In a statement released yesterday, police boss Gen. Kale Kayihura insisted they will stay stationed at Besigye’s home in Kasangati as they think he intends to cause chaos in the city.

Besigye has been arrested more than 5 times in the last one week by police who claim he intends to cause chaos.


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