Mbabazi Lawyers Pin Electoral Commission on DR Forms


Soana Football Club has endured a frosty form in the last three outings with a win, web draw and loss. They travel to Nakivubo to face a side they have had an equal share in the last five meetings between the two. Both teams have won two and drawn one in their last five fixtures.

The table leaders are relieved that their closest rivals, Vipers SC dropped points last week against Lweza fc in one of the matches at hand. But KCCA Fc have to win their own games if their hopes if winning the title are to mature.

Assistant coach Kaddu says his team is ready though they are wary of the threat posed by an unpredictable Soana side.

“Soana FC has proved to be a bogey side for us in the past but this time round we are armed well to defeat them at all costs. Back then (1st leg draw) we lacked team depth and lethal finishers but right now we have alternatives for all positions. Our target is to stay at the top of the league table,” coach Kaddu told club media after prematch training.

The Kasasiros will miss services oallstar striker Derrick Nsibambi due to Malaria and defender Lawrence Kasadha (calf injury). However Cranes defender Hassan Wasswa Dazo is back in the team together with Ceaser Okhuti.

Soana are eighth in the league with 28 points and a win could push them to the third spot depending on other results while KCCA Fc have 35 points after 19 games. Coach Charles Ayiekho Mbuzi believes today’s challenge is just like any other and nothing very special.

“We are in this league for competition and give all teams equal respect just like all our opponents. Our main objective is to finish in the top five.”

If selected for the visitors, Kamada Ndiefi Ssebagala, Simon Okwi and Ronnie Kisekka will be facing former employers while the other; Francis Olaki is still out injured.

Kcca XI vs Soana
Benjamin Ochan, Habib Kavuma, Godfrey Sembatya, Timothy Awany, Ivan Ntege, Jackson Ndunda, Dennis Okot, Muzamir Mutyaba, Herman Waswa, Samson Okhuti, Joseph Ochaya.

As the hearing of the Presidential petition in which former Presidential aspirant Amama Mbabazi disputes the election results carries on, cheap his lawyers have accused the Electoral Commission for relying on illegitimate sources to declare winner.

Muhammad Mbabazi, one of the petitioner’s lawyers spent the better part of Tuesday morning arguing that there were no hard copies of declaration of results forms at the Namboole tally centre as signed by district returning officers.

“We went for inspection at EC, we asked for these documents but we still haven’t received them and neither has court,” he said.

Muhammad further argued that there was no tallying at Namboole but rather mere ‘posting of results’

According to the affidavits of the second respondent (EC), there’s evidence that there were no DR forms, no tally sheets as well as return forms at national tally centre. Other affidavits sworn by candidate agents say there was no breakdown of results as they filtered in at Namboole.

“If there were no DR forms then what did the EC rely on to declare the first respondent (Museveni) as the winner? Our submission is; if there are no DR forms then there are no results,” submitted Muhammad.

The petitioner further asked why the EC moved away from using hard copy DR forms as required by law in Section 56 of the Presidential Elections Act to using scanned copies which are still not been presented.

“There was no fairness and transparency. The EC instead enacted his own law and Dr. Badru Kiggundu relied on his own results. The fundamental departure from principles that guide elections renders the outcome invalid.”

Mbabazi’s lawyers questioned how the EC got these sheets on that very day yet there is no evidence of the documents being scanned. They faulted the electoral body for replacing candidate agents with technology which made the tallying process prone to errors.

In his evidence during cross examination on Monday, Electoral Commission Chairman, Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu admitted that the Commission didn’t rely on hard copy forms but rather soft copies which were electronically transmitted. Kiggundu said he couldn’t provide the data used but confirmed it was on computers.


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