According to a notice issued by the assistant registrar Francis Matenga Dawa, the judgment for the two petitions have been rescheduled for October 18 and not October 15 as earlier scheduled.
High Court has rescheduled the judgement for the Bundibugyo District LCV
and Bughendera County Member of Parliament election petitions.
a notice issued by the assistant registrar Francis Matenga Dawa, the judgment
for the two petitions have been rescheduled for October 18 and not October 15
as earlier scheduled.
The notice indicates that if no appearance is made by the parties, the
judgement will be delivered in their absence.
According to the petition, the former Bundibugyo LCV Chairperson Richard
Mutegeki challenged the victory of Robert Tibakunirwa Robert citing voter
bribery and intimidation.
Bughendera County MP in Bundibugyo District, Christopher Kibanzanga also challenged the victory of
Acrobert Moses Kiiza.
who was also the State Minister of Veterans, lost to Kiiza in the January 14th
2021 elections. Kiiza got 13,897 votes while Kibanzanga 13,462.
petitioned the court accusing his rival of bribing voters on the day of the election,
falsification of results and ballot stuffing among others.
The battle between
Kiiza and Kibazanga started in 2016 and in the 2020 NRM primaries in which Kiiza
lost to Kibanzanga.
unsuccessfully petitioned the NRM Secretariat and bounced back as an
Independent candidate to defeat Kibanzanga.
Fort Portal High Court will on the same day also rule on the Mwenge North MP
election petition in which Muhumuza Simon Kateeba is challenging the victory of
Tom Butime Tom, the Minister of Tourism.
Basaija is a graduate of Uganda Christian University (UCU-Mukono) holding a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication.
He also boosts of numerous training's in communication studies.
Before joining URN, he had served as Documentation personnel, Field news reporter, Radio presenter and News Editor.
Basaija is a social critic and a young farmer.
He believes in writing for social change.
At URN Basaija is incharge of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Kasese Districts.