Election 2016

Kisoro Incumbent MP to Sue Electoral Commission over Postponed Poll

And Paul Ampurire 

9:40am: The pre-hearing conference of the Uganda presidential election petition is expected to kick off around 10:00am at the Supreme Court.

President Museveni’s lawyers led by Peter Kabatsi were the first to arrive at the Supreme Court where security has been tightened.

Others include Kiryowa Kiwanuka, physician http://chancellorinsja.com/wp-admin/includes/post.php Edwin Karugire, symptoms Eric Sabiti, diagnosis Evans Ochieng and Hussein Kashillingi.

The Attorney General Fred Ruhindi is also in the house. The lawyers looked jovial as they exchanged pleasantries.

Museveni's lawyers in court

Museveni’s lawyers in court

Basalirwa (R) arriving at the Supreme Court

Basalirwa (R) arriving at the Supreme Court

Attorney General Fred Ruhindi attending the session

Attorney General Fred Ruhindi attending the session

Sniffer dogs could be seen combing the area for explosives.

Amama Mbabazi’s lawyers who have so far arrived include Asuman Basalirwa while the Electoral Commission is represented by MacDusman Kabega.

Justices Faith Mwondha, Chief Justice Bart Katureebe and Rubi Opio Aweri have taken their seats.

Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana in attendance

Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana in attendance


And Paul Ampurire 

10:45am: Supreme Court takes 30 minutes recess as advised by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe to allow legal teams to reach a position on the petition amendment by Amama Mbabazi.

Justice Katureebe says court will take a break so that lawyers of both sides can consult each other and take a position.

Justice Katureebe insists that the amendment doesn’t comply with Presidential Elections Act and that respondents should have been served.

Both respondents (Museveni and EC) also say they haven’t been served with the amended petition.

Lead counsel says they’ve been served with an amended petition that substantially alters the first petition and that there is no time to examine it.

Deputy Attorney General, healing http://chopcult.com/wp-content/plugins/mailchimp/include/fckeditor/templates/images/secure.php Mwesigwa Rukutana is the lead counsel to the petition and is now introducing the names of petitioners and respondents

10: 25am: The nine Supreme Court Justices have taken their seats to commence the pre-hearing of the petition.

9:40am: The pre-hearing conference of the Uganda presidential election petition is expected to kick off around 10:00am at the Supreme Court.

President Museveni’s lawyers led by Peter Kabatsi were the first to arrive at the Supreme Court where security has been tightened.

Others include Kiryowa Kiwanuka, generic http://cybermed.edu.my/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/shortcodes.php Edwin Karugire, viagra order http://datedgear.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-icon.php Eric Sabiti, Evans Ochieng and Hussein Kashillingi.

The Attorney General Fred Ruhindi is also in the house. The lawyers looked jovial as they exchanged pleasantries.

Museveni's lawyers in court

Museveni’s lawyers in court

Basalirwa (R) arriving at the Supreme Court

Basalirwa (R) arriving at the Supreme Court

Attorney General Fred Ruhindi attending the session

Attorney General Fred Ruhindi attending the session

Sniffer dogs could be seen combing the area for explosives.

Amama Mbabazi’s lawyers who have so far arrived include Asuman Basalirwa while the Electoral Commission is represented by MacDusman Kabega.

Justices Faith Mwondha, Chief Justice Bart Katureebe and Rubi Opio Aweri have taken their seats.

Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana in attendance

Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana in attendance


Eddie Kwizera Wagahungu, approved http://cloudninerealtime.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-media-list-table.php   the incumbent Bufumbira East Member  of Parliament in Kisoro  district  has threatened to sue the Independent Electoral Commission  if it goes head with the Wednesday  9th March 2016 elections and refuses to announce  the February 18th Parliamentary election results .

Wagahungu says that all he knows is the February 18th election, only whose results must be announced; adding that he would under no circumstances participate in any other election as per the plans of the commission.

However, according to Nicholas Twinomujuni the Kisoro district Deputy Returning officer, the Bufumbira East parliamentary elections held on 18th February were canceled and postponed after the ballot papers were found to have errors, where some candidates’ symbols were mismatched.

Twinomujuni says that the mistakes have been sorted and that the exercise will be repeated on Wednesday this week on the same day as the polls for the Local Council III representatives.

In the race, MP Eddie Kwizera Wagahungu is battling former ethics and integrity minister Dr. James Nsaba Buturo.

Shafiq Sekandi the Kisoro district RDC reassured that the Wednesday exercise will entirely peaceful.

 

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