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EC Lawyers Blast Mbabazi on Voters’ Register

Hearing of the case before Kasangati grade one magistrate Katushabe Prossy where FDC’s Col Dr Kiiza Besigye is challenging Police stay at his home in Kasangati did not kick off on Thursday as expected.

The case is against Kampala North RPC Felix Kaweesi and the Inspector General of Police General Kayihura.

This came after the respondent’s (Attorney General) side failed to file its affidavit in reply on time.

On behalf of the respondent Nabbasa Caroline the Deputy DPP asked court for an adjournment to enable them make consultations with the Attorney General before filing in their Affidavit

However, more about http://dangerdame.com/wp-admin/includes/misc.php this was objected by the Defense counsel  David Mpanga who informed court that being that the respondents where served on 3rd March 2016, sildenafil http://cgt06.fr/wp-includes/post-template.php they had  enough time to respond.

Mpanga added that since the case involves infringement of his client’s human rights, any further adjournments would make him suffer more since he is still under house arrest.

“We are basing this case on Article 23 sub article 3 and 4 in the constitution of the Republic of Uganda commonly known as the 48hour rule, which states that every citizen arrested of any offense must be produced in court in 48hours”

Mpanga added that since 17th February 2016 his client Dr Kizza Besigye has been in detention by Police in an ungazzeted area for a period of more than 48 hours, yet he has never been brought before any court.

“Police Act Sec 24 and 25 states that any person arrested and not brought in court with in a period of 48 hours he has a right to file an application before the magistrate to defend his rights”

In her ruling the magistrate revealed that since this matter involves Human rights affairs, she decided to give the respondents up to 4pm this evening to file in their affidavit there by adjourning the matter to tomorrow.

Meanwhile Dr Kiiza Besigye the applicant in this matter did not attend the court session since the police couldn’t allow him to move out of his home.

 
Hearing of the case before Kasangati grade one magistrate Katushabe Prossy where FDC’s Col Dr Kiiza Besigye is challenging Police’s stay at his home in Kasangati did not kick off on Thursday as expected.

The case is against Kampala North RPC Felix Kaweesi and the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura.

This came after the respondent’s (Attorney General) side failed to file its affidavit in reply on time.

On behalf of the respondent Nabbasa Caroline the Deputy DPP asked court for an adjournment to enable them make consultations with the Attorney General before filing in their Affidavit.

However, order http://clevelandheartlab.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-post-v1-1-endpoint.php this was objected by the Defense counsel  David Mpanga, side effects http://cstaab.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/api/interface-wc-api-handler.php who informed court that being that the respondents where served on 3rd March 2016, health they had  enough time to respond.

Mpanga added that since the case involves infringement of his client’s human rights, any further adjournments would make him suffer more since he is still under house arrest.

“We are basing this case on Article 23 sub article 3 and 4 in the constitution of the Republic of Uganda, commonly known as the 48hour rule, which states that every citizen arrested of any offense must be produced in court in 48hours”

Mpanga added that since 17th February 2016 his client Dr Kizza Besigye has been in detention by Police in an ungazzeted area for a period of more than 48 hours, yet he has never been brought before any court.

“Police Act Sec 24 and 25 states that any person arrested and not brought in court with in a period of 48 hours he has a right to file an application before the magistrate to defend his rights”

In her ruling the magistrate revealed that since this matter involves Human rights affairs, she decided to give the respondents up to 4pm this evening to file in their affidavit there by adjourning the matter to tomorrow.

Meanwhile Dr Kiiza Besigye the applicant in this matter did not attend the court session since the police couldn’t allow him to move out of his home.

 
Hearing of the case before Kasangati grade one magistrate Katushabe Prossy where FDC’s Col Dr Kiiza Besigye is challenging Police’s stay at his home in Kasangati did not kick off on Thursday as expected.

The case is against Kampala North RPC Felix Kaweesi and the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura.

This came after the respondent’s (Attorney General) side failed to file its affidavit in reply on time.

On behalf of the respondent Nabbasa Caroline the Deputy DPP asked court for an adjournment to enable them make consultations with the Attorney General before filing in their Affidavit.

However, this http://davepallone.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-theme-install-list-table.php this was objected by the Defense counsel  David Mpanga, check who informed court that being that the respondents where served on 3rd March 2016, mind they had  enough time to respond.

Mpanga added that since the case involves infringement of his client’s human rights, any further adjournments would make him suffer more since he is still under house arrest.

“We are basing this case on Article 23 sub article 3 and 4 in the constitution of the Republic of Uganda, which states that every citizen arrested of any offense must be produced in court in 48hours”

Mpanga added that since 17th February 2016 his client Dr Kizza Besigye has been in detention by Police in an ungazzeted area for a period of more than 48 hours, yet he has never been brought before any court.

“Police Act Sec 24 and 25 states that any person arrested and not brought in court with in a period of 48 hours he has a right to file an application before the magistrate to defend his rights”

In her ruling the magistrate revealed that since this matter involves human rights affairs, she decided to give the respondents up to 4pm this evening to file in their affidavit there by adjourning the matter to tomorrow.

Meanwhile Dr Kiiza Besigye the applicant in this matter did not attend the court session since the police couldn’t allow him to move out of his home.

 
Lawyers representing the Electoral Commission (EC) have faulted Amama Mbabazi for claiming there were irregularities in the national voters’ register that was used during the February 18 elections, adiposity http://cosmopolitan.taconeras.net/wp-includes/load.php Chimp Corps report.

Mbabazi’s lawyers submitted that there was no voters’ register apart from information from the national ID project being used which he said was against the law.

Electoral Commission lawyers led by Enos Tumusiime on Thursday said there was nothing wrong with using data obtained from the National ID project.

Tumusiime argued that officials from the electoral body were part of the team that collected and compiled the data.

The lawyers told court that the processes to compile the new register begun after the 2011 general elections.

“Registration for national IDs at village, viagra order parish, sub-county and district levels kicked off and was being witnessed by Electoral Commission officials,” Tumusiime told court.

“There were efforts to get as many voters as possible and at the end over 15 million voters were registered at the end of the compilation process.”

‘Archiving’

On several occasions, said EC lawyers, voters were called to check whether they appeared on the new register as updating it continued up to when a final one with 15 million voters was reached at.

The lawyers faulted Mbabazi for  claiming that there was no voters’ register in the just concluded polls because data used was got from  national IDs and that  there was no law stopping them from using the same data.

“By the time we compiled the new register; the petitioner was still a minister in government but never raised any complaint about it and can’t deny it now. He even used it for identification. No one should therefore claim there was no voters’ register,” Tumusiime added.

On claims that it was wrong to retire the old voters’ register, the lawyer explained to court that there was nothing like retiring it but rather “archiving” the 2011 register.

“When you prepare a new one, the old register is archived so as to be used in the future.”

On the social media blockade, the lawyers insisted that this was not done selectively but to all people adding there were however other means of communication including phones, radios, televisions and emails that could be used to transmit results.

Tumusiime however noted that the social media users are a small fraction of the people in the country adding that blockade of the platform affected a few people.

Hearing of the petition resumes this afternoon.


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