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Supreme Court Orders EC to Avail Declaration Forms

The Supreme Court Judges today dismissed the petition filed by Amama Mbabazi

Every sports tactician will delight in having depth in his squad especially in circumstances where the team is taking part in a competitive league; and that is exactly one factor that should worry coaches who are yet to face Uganda premier league leaders KCCA FC.

The Kasasiro’s ended the first half of the season on the summit of the league even though goals were really hard to come by. Infact the Mutebi coached side was the only one among the ‘big five’ with no player at five goals threshold after 15 games. The inefficiency forced the team to seek services of Ceasar Okhuti from Express and the timely recovery of Derrick Nsibambi.

Assistant manager Sam Simbwa was also handed suspension due to an audio accusing him of bribery allegations during matches.

That could however be termed as ‘a blessing in disguise since the team under Coach Mike Mutebi has registered a series of fine performances. In the Uganda cup alone, approved http://danceexchange.org/wp-includes/feed-rdf.php the city lords have scored five goals in two matches without conceeding as they reached the last 16 round.

Previously, KCCA FC had scored only eight goals in their last nine league games before the break but are currently in a scoring spree, celebrating seven times in a span of four days as they resumed the second leg campaign.

‘Kawowo’ is back!
The beauty of it all is that in the seven goals, their have been six different scorers on top of controlling possession a fact that leaves even the club chairman Mr. Julius Kabugo all smiles.

“we couldn’t score more goals but look, in just two games we have 7 goals. Ours is the team to beat this season,” Kabugo said adding that “They (coaches) have not only kept the team atop the
league log with a big margin, but have also instilled discipline and winning culture in the team. Seeing the attractive ‘kawowo’ football gradually creeping back gives me joy too.”

Team depth.
At some moments in the first round, the team could not fill in a full squad due to injury but that could now be a scene in the past as players like Ceaser Okhuti, Hassan Wasswa and Tom Masiko have gradually been returning to the folds even though their absence hasnt been noticed as much this year.

“It’s no longer a guarantee that I will be partnering Awany in defense like it was the case in the first round of the league, Kasadha (Lawrence) is doing well in the changed backline of three defenders and that will require extra effort from me to get back in the team,” Hassan waswa compliments the team squad.

“We have our core team but from these training sessions, we get to pick eight best players that can form a formidable side. I think that justifies the tense slots competition in the team,” KCCA FC manager Mike Mutebi, a self confessed fan of spanish side FC Barcelona says.

KCCA FC play BUL FC on Saturday 5th at Nakivuubo stadium in their next game.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, pilule http://crfg.org/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-product-simple.php Bart Katureebe has directed the Electoral Commission to immediately avail the declaration forms as demanded by Amama Mbabazi.

During the pre-trial of the petition in which Mbabazi is challenging the declaration of Yoweri Museveni as winner, visit this http://cfmasv.com/wp-includes/feed-atom.php Justice Katureebe said that the Electoral Commission was going against the law.

Muhamad Mbabazi one of the petitioner’s lawyers told court that they require the hard copies of declaration forms signed by district returning officers to compare with soft copies earlier provided to them.The team demanded that the forms be availed before Saturday which the EC lawyers said was impossible.

“The law requires that after tallying of the votes, this web http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/ecwid-shopping-cart/templates/connect.php district returning officers immediately send the forms to Electoral commission headquarters followed by detailed reports within 7 days,” said Justice Katureebe.

He added; “Therefore you must ask these district returning officers to with immediate effect send those forms whether in electronic format or hard copy.”

Counsel Enos Tumusiime, who represents EC had earlier surprised court saying he wasn’t sure which documents were scanned and sent by the district returning officers.

“We provided the petitioner with soft copies of the tally results at district and national level as well as detailed results from all polling stations. However if they need to compare the figures with hard copies, we shall have them ready by 2pm on Saturday,” said the EC lawyer.

Tumusiime claimed that the Electoral Commission hadn’t gathered all physical tally sheets across the country, adding that they are still busy organizing elections scheduled for Friday.

Chief Justice Katureebe however, insisted that given the time limitations of the petition couldn’t accommodate any further delays.

Citing Section 56 of the Presidential Elections Act, the Chief Justice said the EC ought to be in possession of the forms by now. He ordered that EC meets with the petitioner on Saturday for the signed forms to be inspected.

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