Ochwa ran to the high court complaining of voter bribery and ballot stuffing. He asked the court to nullify the election and declare him the winner. The other petition was the one filed by NRM’s Annet Nyakecho against his FDC rival and Tororo North County MP, Geoffrey Ekanya.
Nakayenze’s lawyer, Yusuf Mutembuli told the court that Dr. Galiwango, who is Uganda’s ambassador to Kenya had failed to make it to court. However, Justice Bashaija ordered that the witness appears in court via zoom. He adjourned court for 10 minutes to allow Nakayenze’s team to prepare Dr. Galiwango to appear via zoom for cross-examination.
“This petition accordingly fails and it is hereby dismissed with costs. This court hereby declares Mboizi Arthur Waako to be the duly elected Member of Parliament for Budaka County constituency,” the judgement reads in part.
Rev. Can. Titus Nelson Kutosi, the Chairperson of the Elgon Zone Inter-Religious Council and member of the task force said that he finds it challenging that COVID-19 vaccines have expired amidst high demand across the country.
Watila claimed that the O’ Level certificate presented by his rival shows that he is David Wakikona Wanendeya while the A’ Level certificate reads Wakikona Wanendeya David. He said that his certificate from Soroti flying school carries Wakikona D. Wanendeya while his advanced flying certificate reads Wakikona David.
This came after Wanyoto’s lawyer, Swabur Marzuk notified the High court presided over by Justice Andrew Bashaija on Friday that the three including Haruna Wamboya, Ivan Nambale and Doreen Wanyeze were no show.
On Wednesday, Wanyoto took the stand for cross-examination by Nakayenze legal team led by Medard Lubega Seggona in Mbale High court presided over by Justice Andrew Basaija. Ssegona tasked Wanyoto to tell the court how many votes she garnered in the contested polls on whose grounds she wants the court to declare her winner of the Mbale City Woman MP seat.
On Wednesday, Nambozo through her lawyers of Wamukoota and Company Advocates asked the court to dismiss the petition on grounds that the late Enoc Samson Kyabakaya, who prepared Lumolo’s affidavit didn’t have a valid practising certificate by the time she administered the oaths.
The city authorities led by the City Town Clerk David Kyasanku, the Resident City Commissioner Pamela Watuwa and the City Mayor Kassim Namugali failed to explain to the MPs why the names on the list were not in the categories prioritized by the government.
According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred after a speeding Fuso Truck registration number, UAQ 094W lost control and rammed into two Boda boda cyclists killing them instantly before knocking a pick up belonging to Mbale district local government registration number UBE 669Q.
Obote was named among the 15 members of the executive committee when Moses Hassim Magogo was re-elected FUFA President during the General Assembly held at the Wash and Wills Hotel in Mbale on Saturday.
Magogo who is also the Member of Parliament for Budiope East, Buyende District made it clear that although football has registered a lot of success under his leadership, a lot more can be achieved as a team together with the executive.