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16:42
16:42

Kidandala Withdraws Election Appeal Against Ssegirinya Kawempe North MP 2 Top story

"The Appellant has decided to withdraw the above Election Petition having lost interest to prosecute the same for a number of reasons but most of all the continued incarceration of the 1st Respondent has portrayed the Appellant as if he is on the side of the tormentors," reads the letter.
17:53
17:53

Court Okays Withdraw of Election Appeal Against Minister Obiga Kania Apama Amato Boroa 2 1

"By consent of parties entered on 17th February 2022 before her worship Bucyana Lillian, in the presence of Madira Jimmy, Counsel for the Appellant, Batanda Gerald and Abiyo John Counsel for the 1st respondent Eric Sabiiti, Baguma J Honest and Kanyiginya Angella Counsel for the 2nd respondent; the Appellant hereby Withdraws election petition number 12 of 2021", reads the consent in part. According to the Consent, each party will also bear its own costs.
23:29
23:29

Bagala's Lawyers Suspect Foul Play Between EC, Nabakooba in Election Appeal Joyce Bagala 1 2

Other cases that have gone through a conferencing stage today include one where Jinja East MP Nathan Igeme Nabeta whose victory is being challenged by Alliance for National Transformation -ANT's Paul Mwiru.
18:43
18:43

Court Dismisses Petition Against Entebbe Municipality Mayor Fabrice Rulinda Eric Sabiiti 3 2

Kayanja challenged his rival’s victory alleging that there was falsification of results in 74 polling stations. He alleged that at Lunyo East polling station A to KAS, 20 votes were allegedly announced but the declaration of result form shows that the Returning Officer inflated the entry, declared and tallied 578 votes for Rulinda among many other polling stations.
12:14
12:14

Court Dismisses Petition Against Ssegirinya over Non-service Election Petition 1 2

Kidandala had also alleged that Ssegirinya’s nomination was not accompanied by the names and signatures of a minimum of ten persons who are registered voters in the Kawempe North constituency, as required by the law.
13:39
13:39

EC Appeals Against Ruling in Aruu South Election Petition Ondonga Otto 1 1

Last week, Gulu High Court Judge Tadeo Asiimwe ordered for a by-election the Aruu South County on grounds that Charles Komakech did not resign his position at Butabika Hospital.
17:13
17:13

EC Dispatches Team of 20 Lawyers to Tackle Electoral Petitions Eric Sabiiti 2 1

In an interview with URN, the head of Litigation at the Electoral Commission Eric Sabiiti said that they received 182 complaints which include 155 cases filed formally before various High Court circuits in the Country, from both Parliament and Local Government elections.
15:45
15:45

Lukwago Loses Bid to Block Ban on Election Campaigns Hamidu Lugoolobi 1

In his ruling delivered to parties via email on Monday , Justice Ssekaana has reasoned that under Section 50 of the Electoral Commission's Act, they have special powers in case of any emergency to suspend the election campaigns.
15:15
15:15

More Time Needed to Handle Presidential Election Petitions –Chief Justice Eric Sabiiti 4 3 Top story

The Chief Justice wondered if the incumbent president is supposed to handover office in May and the elections are in January 2021 why then should courts have only 45 days to hear and determine grievances brought before them.
14:26
14:26

Chief Justice Summons Top City Lawyers to Discuss Presidential Election Petitions Eric Sabiiti 1 Top story

In his December 7th, 2020 invitation letter to the lawyers, the Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo says the invitees will convene at Mestil Hotel with Supreme Court Justices on Presidential Election Petitions.
17:57
17:57

Court Dismisses Forgery Case Against EC Lawyers Hamidu Lugoloobi 1 Top story

During the hearing, Hamidu Lugoloobi accused the applicant of lying because the available evidence shows that he was in court and personally signed the consent document that was later endorsed by Justice Nambayo. Lugoloobi said the consent was done in the presence of Kalali and his lawyers, Earnest Isaac Muwanga and Geoffrey Mutyaba.
19:03
19:03

Supreme Court Summons Petitioner Over Abusive Language Eric Sabiiti 1 2

In his petition drafted in form of talking points before the Justices, Ssebaduka wondered how a sensible person would subject presidential aspirants to going to look for signatures of their supporters from two thirds of the country and then afterwards subjected them to virtual elections and campaigns.
18:06
18:06

EC Wants Forgery Case Referred to Law Council Hamidu Lugoloobi 3 2

Kalali alleges that the EC officials forged his signature in a court document showing that he had accepted that the prisoners and Ugandans in the diaspora would participate in voting in 2026 elections but not in 2021 as earlier ordered by High Court.
18:31
18:31

EC accused of Forging Lawyer's Signature To Disenfranchise Diaspora Ugandans, Prisoners Steven Kalali 2 1

Kalali, bitter that his signature was forged to mislead court that he had reached agreement with the EC, now wants court to set aside the contentious order such that prisoners can go ahead and vote in 2021 general elections
15:36
15:36

Supreme Court Defers Case of Six MPs' Dismissal Over Quorum Hamidu Lugoloobi 1

The case has been adjourned to October 14 2020, after the panel led by Justice Dr Esther Kisaakye informed court that there was no required quorum of the Justices to preside over the matter.
15:55
15:55

Supreme Court Consolidates Appeals Challenging Dismissal of Six MPs Asuman Basalirwa 2 1

The panel of seven Supreme Court Justices ordered that the three appeals are consolidated into one such that it is expeditiously heard.
17:56
17:56

EC Asks Court to Dismiss Kabuleta's Application Challenging Virtual Campaigns Hamidu Lugoolobi 1 1 Top story

According to Rwakoojo, the Commission is mindful of the health of all citizens amidst the prevailing pandemic and as such, they made consultations and got expert guidance from the Health Ministry to conduct virtual campaigns so as to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
13:23
13:23

Supreme Court Tightens COVID-19 Preventive Measures Eric Sabiiti 2 Top story

Although the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe had indicated that not more than 10 people should be allowed during such court sessions, at least 36 seats were reserved in the court room.
07:33
07:33

Kwizera Wants EC Chairperson Arrested for Contempt of Court Asuman Basalirwa 1 Top story

On December, 27th, 2019, a Panel of five Constitutional Court Judges led by Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo ordered six legislators from newly created municipalities to vacate their seats on grounds that they were elected to represent non-existent constituencies.
May 19 results