On Tuesday, the Electoral Commission in Soroti City nominated Herbert Edmund Ariko, the National Resistance Movement- NRM candidate, and Pascal Amuriat from the Uganda People’s Congress- UPC. This brings to three, the number of candidates nominated for the Soroti East by-election slated for July 28, 2022.
In his appeal, Galisonga contends that the learned trial Judge erred in law and fact when she found that there were illegal acts of violence and interference with his electioneering activities but that the offences did not affect the results of the election in a substantial manner.
The appeal against Kania is among the 12 appeals so far filed before the Court of Appeal challenging the decisions arising from various High Court circuits that heard the 155 petitions arising from the parliamentary and local government elections held in 2021.
Last month, the Mpigi High Court Judge Richard Wejuli Wabwire dismissed Sentamu’s election petition for failing to pay the mandatory requisite court fees. Justice Wabwire ruled that Ssentamu had only paid court fees of 100, 000 shillings instead of the required 150,000 shillings.
According to results declared by Nathan Nabaasa, the Luwero District Returning Officer, NRM retained only seven of the seats, while independent candidates took over three seats. Among the NUP winners is an upcoming artist John Buwembo, who won the LCIII Chairperson's seat for Luwero Town Council after defeating incumbent Paul Mukungu Ssenyonga. Buwembo scored 4,609 votes whereas got 3,571 votes.
According to the Electoral Commission roadmap, Wednesday, January 27 is the polling date for councillors representing Persons with Disabilities, Older Persons, Youths and Workers at District Councils. But there is little competition because many candidates are unopposed, and opposition parties failed to field candidates.
Yesterday, Ochola said the police beat Journalists to protect them and that they would continue beating them if they disobey guidance by police, a position CSOs describe as nonsensical. He said he wouldn’t apologize for beating journalist adding that they are beaten to protect them from danger.
The Deputy Speaker who is also the NRM Vice Chairperson for Northern Uganda and himself defected from UPC to NRM in 2006, explained that the alleged people are using their purported defections as enterprising avenues for money making.
Despite a ban on open-air campaigns, in the wake of the Coronavirus disease, aspirants are holding the campaign drives across the district. But the absence of a proper campaigning program for the National Resistance Movement-NRM party aspirants is activating fights between various political camps.
In a statement issued this morning, Human Rights lawyer, Eron Kiiza calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the comedians, saying they have stayed under police custody beyond the mandatory 48 hours.
According to Mugume, he received information from his friend over the weekend indicating that someone was looking for him. Mugume says that he convinced the person to meet him at Accacia hotel Mbarara on Sunday and alerted police leading to the arrest of Edward Kasibante.