Election 2016

EC Provides Tally Sheets, DR Forms to Mbabazi Lawyers

EC handing over important election documents to Mbabazi's lawyers in Kampala on Friday

The Kasangati Grade One Magistrates Court is expected this morning to start hearing the case where Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate in last month’s election challenges the continued occupation of his house by police personnel.

Besigye has for the last one month remained under house arrest, viagra sale http://ciencialili.org/libraries/gantry/features/rtl.php to “prevent him from causing unrest in the Capital Kampala”

Yesterday, rx http://decksplushouston.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-icon.php the Deputy DPP Caroline Nabaasa on behalf of the respondents the Attorney General’s team asked for more time saying that they were not ready with their sworn affidavit in response to the accusations.

The Magistrate Prosy Katushabe gave them up to evening to have tendered in the affidavit, pill or court would carry on without it today.

Without this affidavit, court is at liberty to order for the immediate release of Dr Besigye according to his Counsel David Mpanga.

However, last evening Col Besigye expressed doubts that police would be willing to implement the court’s ruling if it goes in his favor.

“When court eventually orders Police to vacate my home and never to do it again, who’ll implement it?” he wondered in a tweet.

As such, the FDC strongman called upon his supporters and the citizens to “prepare” to implement the court order.

Police when contacted, refused to the delve into detail on whether or not they would be willing to vacate Besigye’s home on court orders, saying that the matter should be determined first.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police mouthpiece Patrick Onyango told us on phone, “Why don’t we let court decide on that first?”

He added briefly, “But as you know we are a law abiding institution; we do follow court instructions as they come.”

Meanwhile, the Police force has loosened restrictions on friends, relatives and supporters visiting Dr Besigye at his home in Kasangati, but keep an keen eye on each one of the visitors.

Every visitor has to be recorded in a book, questioned by the officers and filmed before being let in.
The Uganda Electoral Commission has handed over all certified copies of the declaration of results forms, there http://cinemalogue.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-roles-endpoint.php the tally sheets and return forms for the 2016 Presidential elections to Amama Mbabazi’s lawyers.

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Electoral Commission to produce scanned copies of the declaration of results (DR) forms used to declared results of the presidential election at the National Tally Centre at Namboole Stadium.

This followed lawyer Enos Tumusiime’s submission that vote counting, http://cu1cali.com/components/com_k2/views/itemlist/view.feed.php tallying and declaration of presidential elections results by the Commission complied with the law.

In a brief statement on Friday morning, EC Spokesperson Jotham Taremwa said the body had complied with the court’s directive.

He said the documents “have been delivered to the offices of Dr. Akampurira (Amama Mbabazi’s) legal counsel this morning. The evidence is hereby provided.”

EC’s lawyer Okello Oryem told court yesterday that candidates’ agents were free to cross-check and compare the tallied results but unfortunately Mbabazi did not have the agents.

“The only way agents can protect the interests of the candidate at district tally centers and national tally centers is if they are in possession of results at polling stations.  He did not comply with the law by not deploying agents to protect his interest and he hurt himself,” Oryem argued.

“He had two agents at the national tally centre but these never said they had declaration of results forms which means they could not protect his interests. They were incompetent.”

On Mbabazi claiming that the Electoral Commission was concealing something by not showing where the results read at the national tally centre were coming from, the lawyers said there was nothing to hide as everything was done in public.

“Agents are ears and eyes of the presidential candidate and if they are absent, you can’t blame anyone. The concealment has not been proved and I pray it is disregarded,” Okello added.


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