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EC asks court to dismiss petitions against Ssegirinya and Nsereko

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission wants court to dismiss election petitions against Kawempe North MP, Muhammad Ssegirinya and his Kampala Central counterpart, Muhammad Nsereko on account that they were not served with the petitions. The commission says it would be unjust for court to hear and rule …

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Courts advised against declaring runners-up as winners of elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two weeks into the hearing of election petitions, the courts have been advised against declaring runners-up, who successfully challenged the elections of their opponents as winners without going back for by-elections. Supreme Court Justice Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza and Makerere University law lecturer, Dr Busingye …

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EC dispatches team of 20 lawyers to tackle electoral petitions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has deployed a team of 20 lawyers to tackle election petitions arising out of the recent general elections. In an interview with URN, the head of Litigation at the Electoral Commission Eric Sabiiti said that they received 182 complaints which include 155 …

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Hearing of Soroti election petitions pushed to Wednesday

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The hearing of election petitions in Soroti High Court has been pushed to Wednesday to allow judges to peruse through the files. The court in Soroti has nine petitions filed from voting areas in Teso and Karamoja sub-regions which will be heard by Justice Jane …

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Chief Justice lifts ban on hearing cases and election petitions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has directed the resumption of the hearing of both criminal and civil matters under strict observance of the standard operating procedures aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. Justice Owiny-Dollo, who had also suspended the hearing of election petitions, has …

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Electoral Commission rejects proposal on election petition tribunals

Justice Byabakama says High Court is capable of handling the parliamentary election petitions and that there is no need to set up tribunals Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) has rejected proposals under the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020 which seeks to change the process of handling parliamentary …

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