Nalubega ran to court challenging Kinyamatama’s nomination by the Electoral Commission on grounds that she was not a registered voter anywhere in Uganda, which disqualifies her from being nominated and subsequent election for any elective position.
According to documents before the court, the legislator reportedly borrowed Shillings 13 million on polling on February 16th, 2016 to facilitate his polling agents and supervisors and another Shillings 5 million on February 19th, 216 for his victory party after winning the polls.
Mukasa Julius Opondo the Bujumba County MP is alleged to have borrowed 13 million shillings from Lwanga Leon Lumaga to boost his campaigns in 2016 General Elections. He borrowed an additional five million shillings to throw a party for his supporters after winning.
Munyagwa, who is largely known for his comical character, lost the seat to Journalist Bashir Kazibwe of the National Unity Platform-NUP. Kazibwe polled 26, 855 votes, in a race that attracted 10 candidates, while Munyagwa finished third in the race with 3,788 votes behind National Resistance Movement’s Solomon Mayanja with 6,818 votes.
According to the breakdown president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni garnered 264 votes, followed by Dr. Kizza Besigye, Abeid Bwanika, Joseph Mabirizi and Maureen Faith Kyalya Waluube who got two votes each, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi one vote while Prof. Venansius Baryamureeb and the late General. Benon Buta Biraaro got zero votes.
Okumu, who is now seeking sixth term re-election as Aswa County MP under the FDC ticket, says the pending ruling by the Court of Appeal is still bothering him whether he was legitimately elected or not.
Under the NRM Sub–County Chairperson Associations in the two districts, the disgruntled party leaders say that President Museveni pledged 10 million Shillings, a pair of oxen and an ox –plough to each of them during a meeting held at his home in Rwakitura, in 2016. But since then, the pledges have never materialized.
Speaking today at the launch of the NRM manifesto Week at the Office of The President Auditorium, Rugunda said, many of their targets and promises to Ugandans would be achieved beyond the current 80 percent were it that the government was corruption free. He however as quick to add that government is doing everything to fix this shortcoming.
Justice Cheborion Barishaki asked the parties to return to allow court two after two weeks, saying his colleagues Justice Obura and the Deputy Chief Justice, Alphonse Owiny Dollo are out of the country.
Etuka was on Thursday evening committed to the Luzira by Court of Appeal Registrar Agnes Nkonge for failing to pay 21 Million Shillings to Arumadri John Drazu, the former MP for Madi who had challenged his 2016 election victory.
In the meeting, the DISO, Raphael Vundu, was reportedly subjected to a lot of pressure, especially on why he has not used his elaborate security machinery to boost the NRM candidate. Tempers rose high with the attendees vowing to win the election whether through hook or crook.
Top names in the race include Hussein Lumumba Amin, son to former president Idi Amin Dada, former Terego MP and Forum for Democratic Change FDC diehard Kassiano Wadri, former Arua Woman MP and FDC diehard Christine Abia, and prominent lawyer Caleb Alaka.
According to Godwin Opio, a journalist with local radio station Rainbow radio, FDCs Onega could have an edge because some votes for NRMs Hashim could get taken up by three NRM-leading independents Okumu-Ringa, Betty Pacutho and Opio Eighteen.