Mulekwah’s was electoral task wasn’t an easy: he was an electoral documentation officer for Pallisa district and his key assignment was coordination of compilation of a handwritten register for the Constituent Assembly elections as a part-timer recruited by the district returning officer.
There are four vacant positions in the district which include the Male Youth Councilor for Kifamba sub-county, Female representative for the Elderly in Lwentulege Town council, the female councillor for Persons with Disabilities for Lwamaggwa Town council, and Female representative for the Elderly in Mweruka Town Council.
Jane Kyomugisha, an elder sister to Kasumba narrates that the victim was picked by unknown people who invaded his home in Kyakonda ward, Nabisasa Sub county in Kyotera district on the eve of the election for local council three leaders.
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.
Bagala is equally challenging the decision. In her appeal, filed in the Court of Appeal, Bagala faults the High Court judge for holding that there was non-compliance with electoral laws and principles during the conduct of the elections for the woman MP for Mityana District in the 2021 general elections.
Ssentaayi, a member of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party, emerged as the winner of the January 14, parliamentary polls with 12,882 votes ahead of the independent candidate Olivia Mugabe who polled 6,115 votes. But Mugabe challenged the outcome of the polls on grounds of voter harassment, bribery, and intimidation of polling agents.
The court found that there were four different results for the two candidates leading to the confusion.
Achayo was first declared winner of the Ngora County elections with 9,517 votes. Abala who had garnered 9,226 votes was instead declared winner by the Electoral Commission in Kampala.
Jamiru Walugembe, the Chairperson of Kimayanya B cell in Kimanya-Kabonera division and one of the victims sued the Chief Defense of Forces-CDF, the Kasijjagirwa UPDF Armored Brigade Commander Brigadier General Deus Sande, and the Brigade Intelligence Officer Major Fred Kasimoni Mushabo, over torture he suffered in the hands of the military.
Mbaju who contested as an Independent candidate challenged the election of Gideon Thembo Mujungu of the National Resistance Movement-NRM citing cases of voter bribery, ballot stuffing and the existence of ghost voters of the register.
According to a notice issued by the assistant registrar His Worship Matenga Dawa, the judgment has been rescheduled for next Monday 11th October from 25th October as had been delivered by Justice Victorious Katamba .
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.
Tumwesigye petitioned the court challenging Arinaitwe’s victory on grounds that there was non-compliance with the provisions of the electoral laws and the failure to conduct the elections per the law affected the outcome of the results.
In a ruling delivered on Tuesday by Masaka High Registrar Agnes Nkonge, court declined the application filed by Wills Mbabazi Bamwesigye. Bamwesigye was seeking permission to further challenge Namayanja's election on academic grounds and irregular nomination by the Electoral Commission.
While delivering the ruling on Monday from the Gulu High Court, Npalo Nasulu Hussein the Deputy Registrar, Gulu High Court said that Ojera`s petition lacked substance. He dismissed the petition with costs.
In his ruling on Friday, Justice Vincent Emmy Mugabo dismissed the petition on grounds that Engola did not prove that any illegality or offences were committed in the election by Odur or the Electoral Commission.