In a letter, written on behalf of Simba Properties Investment Co. Limited, Simba Telecom Limited, Linda Properties Limited, and Elgon Terrace Hotel Limited - all companies belonging to city businessman Patrick Bitature - demanded that Monitor not only retracts the story but also compensate Bitature for the reputation damage the publication had caused.
Owori also accused Okongo and the Electoral Commission officials of conniving to alter the declaration of result forms showing that he obtained 06 votes instead of 60 votes, which led to his defeat with a margin of 23 votes. The high court dismissed the application on the grounds that Owori had failed to adduce sufficient evidence to support his claims.
Muhumuza however, says that a substantial question of the law or fact arose in the proceedings, which his office can’t resolve. Muhumuza notes that Muleya worked as CEO of Uganda Airlines and was sent on forced leave by the Chairperson Board of Directors on allegations of several mismanagement issues.