During the hearing on Tuesday, Galisonga’s lawyer, John Isabirye explained that they filed their petition on March 24, 2021, and the first respondent filed their response on April 6, 2021. He noted that it was inappropriate for the respondents to file supplementary affidavits three months later.
Ssegirinya defeated nine other candidates when he scored 41,197 votes against his closest challenger Sulaiman Kidandala who had 7,512 votes in polls held on January 14, 2021. But this victory was challenged by Kidandala when he alleged that Ssegirinya didn’t have the requisite academic qualifications to contest for a Parliamentary seat.
Court presided over by Justice Winifred Nabisinde dismissed the petition filed by the loser of the January 14 elections, Emmanuel Ssempala Kigozi on grounds that he neither served a copy of his petition to the MP nor did he file a formal application withdrawing the case.
Matovu, who was presiding over the election petition of the former National Resistance Movement Aisha Mafabi Lumolo against Florence Nambozo, the Sironko District Woman MP said that many people will approach both sides asking for money claiming they have been sent by the judge.
In his ruling, Odwori directed them to write to Uganda Prisons for permission to visit their clients and report back should prisons turn down the request. He, however, rejected another prayer by the lawyers to allow doctors to conduct a CT scan and general health of the accused persons.
Appearing before Justice Emmy Vincent Mugabo on Tuesday, Ogwang’s lawyer Daniel Odongo from Okwi and Company Advocates informed the court that they reached an agreement to have the petition withdrawn from court without cost.
Michael Longole, the Karamoja Region police spokesperson confirmed the arrest of the officer, describing his conduct as unacceptable. According to Longole, the officer acted outside his jurisdiction since investigations were still ongoing.
Ochola has directed the force’s human rights and legal directorate to ensure that every policeman accused of using excessive force towards civilians should be charged in Civil or Criminal courts so that they can serve as an example to others.