In an injunction issued by Assistant Registrar, Godfrey Ssalaamu, nomination of candidates has been halted pending disposal of main application on Soroti City boundaries.
Soroti Lukiko Hall now going to accommodate the city.
has halted the nomination of local government candidates in Soroti City. The Assistant
Soroti High Court Registrar, Godfrey Ssalaamu issued the injunction in
response to an application by five people contesting the boundaries of Soroti
Court has also halted any alterations of Soroti district
boundaries in regard to the elevation of Soroti to city status. The applicants are including
Michael Enyagu Etadu, Robert Onanyang, Stephen Erienyu, Patrick Ejulu and Brian
"An interim order of Injunction does issue restraining
the respondent, its agents and/or employees from altering the boundaries of
Soroti City as set in the creating instrument and/or the Resolution of Soroti
District/City Council until the main Application is heard and disposed of on
29th September 2020 or until further orders of the Court", the document
reads in part.
Soon after Soroti was elevated to a city, property owners led by
Pascal Amuriat petitioned Parliament seeking clarification on several issues. The landlords said there is need for more time to harmonize
However, the petition
generated a lot of criticism with some legislators threatening to drag
petitioners to court. Several voters boycotted NRM primaries saying they didn’t
know where they belong.
This caused postponement of primary elections in the new
city. The same issue has affected Electoral Commission nomination activities
following another communication from Local Government Minister, Raphael Magezi
on the boundaries.
Charles Egimu, the Soroti City Elections Administrator, says
they will wait for court's decision before resuming nomination activities.
Bureau Chief, Soroti
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