Three Judges, Constance Byamugisha, Augustine Nshimye and Remy Kasule on Friday concurred with the November 14th decision of the Masaka High Court Judge, Owiny Dollo, who threw out the election petition filed by Lwangaâ€™s rival and former MP Moses Kabuusu.
Since the end of the 2011 general elections, the party has ignored the ongoing by elections in the country. After dismal performance in the 2011 presidential elections, the party has failed to field a candidate in the six by-elections held so far. FDC and DP have participated in and won at least five by-elections between them.
The Court of Appeal has this morning rejected an earlier order of a lower court for a vote recount of seven polling stations in Kawempe South constituency. The polling stations were omitted from the final tally by the Electoral Commission during the February 18, 2011 elections.
President Yoweri Museveni is expected in Bushenyi district later today as the campaigns for the Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality by-election gain momentum. The Bushenyi Municipality parliamentary seat fell vacant in April this year when the Court of Appeal nullified Basajjabalabaâ€™s election victory on grounds that he bribed voters during the 2011 parliamentary elections.
Land grabbing, corruption, lack of piped water, low latrine coverage and electricity distribution are some of the issues voters in Jinja East constituency want their next Member of Parliament to address.
A candidate in the Luweero Woman Member of Parliament race rushed to police to ask for security citing death threats. Elsie Namagambe, an independent candidate says that unidentified gunmen attacked her residence in Wobulenzi town council and threatened to end her life if she doesnâ€™t pull out of the race.
The Electoral Commission has set December 1st 2011 as the voting day for the Busiro North parliamentary by election. Eng. Badru Kiggundu, the electoral commission chairperson announced the date at a media briefing on Wednesday, adding that November 14th and 15th will be nomination days.