Last week, Kania asked Court to dismiss the petition on grounds that it lacked credibility because the petitioner’s lawyer did not renew his practising certificate at the time of commissioning the affidavits.
The High Court in Arua has thrown out a petition filed against
State Minister for Lands Obiga Mario Kania.
Apama Amato Boroa petitioned the Court seeking to nullify Obiga
Kania’s victory on grounds that four of his documents used for the nomination
had different names of Obiga Kania, Obiga Mario Kania, Obiga Morris Kania and
Obiga M. Kania, which he argues belonged to different persons.
Last week, Kania asked Court to dismiss the petition on grounds
that it lacked credibility because the petitioner’s lawyer did not renew his practicing certificate at the time of commissioning the affidavits.
In his ruling, Justice Boniface Wamala agreed with Kania and Electoral Commission
Lawyers and struck off the petition with costs.
Justice Wamala also declined to correct the election petition saying it would
imply bringing in a new petition. He also asked Boroa to take legal and
disciplinary action against his Lawyer for not having a valid practicing
// Cue in; An affidavit commissioned by.…
Cue out; respondents against the petitioner….
But Boroa’s lawyer Jimmy Madira described the ruling as denial of
justice to the people saying the Judge had an option of saving the petition.
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Cue out; not doing substantive justice…. //
Kania said that the case lacked merit right from the time it was