Tumuramye, who is the former area MP ran to the appellant court after Justice Moses Kazibwe Kawumi dismissed his application in Masaka High court seeking the nullification of Tayebwa's election on allegations of voter bribery, intimidation, ballot stuffing, and other forms of election malpractices.
"We have not found evidence to support the Appellant's allegations of bribery against the first Respondent/Muhwezi. The learned trial Judge was therefore right in finding that the Appellant did not cite any provisions of the law not complied with for the petitioner to obtain a remedy under the Parliamentary Elections Act," reads the judgment.
The Court of Appeal dismissed Gaddafi’s appeal saying that issues to do with nomination ought to have been filed with the Electoral Commission and when he is not satisfied with their decision, Gaddafi should have then proceeded to the High Court as the final Court.
In their ruling read by the Court of Appeal Registrar, Lillian Bucyana, the court of appeal judges faulted the High court for entertaining Katushabe’s petition on grounds that it was filed late. They argued that Katushabe should have filed a complaint with the Electoral Commission during the nomination process.
During the January 14th, 2021 polls Masaba polled 9415 votes against 9854 votes garnered by his rival, Seth Kizangi Massa Wambede. Masaba lost with a margin of 954 votes. He petitioned Mbale High court accusing Masaba of falsifying the results from Makosi Trading Center polling station in Bukonde and ballot stuffing.polling station.
While appearing before a panel of three justices of the appellant court comprising
Justice Fredrick Ntende Egonda, Christopher Madrama and Eva Kawuma Luswata on Monday, Watira noted that he had failed to file grounds of his appeal within the stipulated time because of various reasons.
Last year in September, Gulu High Court dismissed the election petition filed by Molly Lanyero, an NRM party candidate who was the incumbent at the time of the election, on grounds of lack of sufficient evidence. However, Lanyero went ahead to challenge the decision in the Court of Appeal against the ruling by Gulu High Court.
Merrifield said that the Ugandan public should know that this content cannot be relied upon to present a fair and balanced view of what is happening on the ground in Ukraine or elsewhere in the world, adding that the importance of free and unbiased media cannot be underestimated at a time like this.
Paul Bukenya, the Electoral Commission Acting Spokesperson says that the public display for the voters’ register officially starts today and will run for the next 10 days until 17th November. He says that the exercise is to help the electoral body clean up the voters’ register.
David Alira, the party’s Secretary-General Alira said that they have kicked off consultations with security personnel to agree on how and when the event can be hosted following coronavirus standard operating procedures.
They include Bubulo East MP John Musila who used the Rastafarian word ‘Jah’ instead of God, Hoima City MP Asinansi Nyakato who used Commander as her third name, contrary to what appears in the gazette and Maj. Gen. Sam Kavuma, who had missed some of his military peeps by the time he presented himself.
It was a colourful affair as the second batch of Members of the 11th Parliament took their oaths on Tuesday. These brought the total of the already sworn in MPs to 265 MPs after another 134 were sworn in on Monday.
Kadaga is seeking a third term of office as the speaker of Parliament having served as the Speaker of the ninth and tenth parliaments, ending ten years of service at the helm of the legislative assembly. Prior to this, she served as the deputy speaker for two terms, during the seventh and eighth parliaments.
Although the house had planned to administer oaths for 132 legislator's on the first day of the exercise, two of the elected members did not turn up. They include Kinkizi West MP Dr Chris Baryomunsi and Kabarole Woman MP Victoria Rusoke Businge who sought permission to skip the activities due to other engagements.
Every person elected to parliament takes the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Member of Parliament before they officially start their five-year term of office. The ceremony, which is following the alphabetical order of names of each legislator, will see 132 members take oath today, according to a programme issued by Parliament’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Helen Kawesa.
Every person elected to parliament takes the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Member of Parliament, before they officially start their five-year term of office. The ceremony, which is following the alphabetical order of names of each legislator, will see 132 members take oath today, according to a programme issued by Parliament’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Helen Kawesa.
Several businesses remained closed in the Central Business District as President Museveni prepared to take oath at the Kololo Independence Ceremonial grounds. Entrance into town through Wandegeya was limited for motor vehicles only, while Bodaboda cyclists could only access the city centre through Lumumba avenue.