Justice Muwata then proposed that Mabirizi returns to the court for a ruling on June 7th, 2022. In his response, Mabirizi said that he might not be available because he is in negotiations with the Uganda Prisons Services to transport him either by bus or any other means to argue his case in Arusha.
According to the summons, the Registrar of East African Court of Justice Yufnalis Okubo is summoning both parties to appear for the hearing which will take place on September 14, 2020, via video conferencing.
Mabirizi argues that the law requires Electoral Commission to review the division of Uganda into constituencies within twelve months after the publication of census results, which wasn’t the case. It is on these grounds that he wants court to first block the elections pending the determination of his petition.
The panel comprises of Justice Monica Mugenyi, the Principal Judge of the East African Court of Justice, Deputy Principle Judge Dr Faustin Ntezilyayo and Justice Charles Nyachae. They will hear the petition on November 11th.