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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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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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More time needed to handle presidential election petitions –Chief Justice

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo wants Parliament to amend laws relating to presidential election petitions and give court more time to decide the petitions.   Currently, Section 59 of the Presidential Elections Act of 2020 requires aggrieved parties to file presidential election petitions within fifteen days …

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EC wants forgery case referred to law council

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The Electoral Commission has asked the High Court Civil Division to refer three lawyers to the Law Council for disciplinary proceedings. This arises from a case in which city lawyer Steven Kalali accuses the Commission’s lawyers Eric Sabiiti and Hamidu Lugoloobi for allegedly forging …

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Supreme Court consolidates appeals challenging dismissal of six MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has consolidated three appeals challenging the constitutional court decision that ordered for the dismissal of six Members of Parliament of the newly created municipalities. Among the consolidated appeals, one was filed by the Electoral Commission, another by the Attorney General and …

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Supreme Court stays ejection of legislators from new municipalities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a Constitutional Court judgment annulling the election of legislators from six newly created municipalities. The affected legislators were Patrick Ocan from Apac Municipality, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, Sheema Municipality, Tarsis Rwaburindore Bishanga, Ibanda Municipality, Hashim Sulaiman, Nebbi …

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