• Home
  • News
  • AG, Mbabazi lawyers clash in court

AG, Mbabazi lawyers clash in court

By Admin

Added 14 March 2016

Lawyers say security operatives are deliberately frustrating their petition

AG, Mbabazi lawyers clash in court

Chief justice Bart katureebe

 

 


By Vision Reporter

The Chief justice Bart katureebe has been compelled to adjourn the pre-hearing of the presidential election petition after the two aggrieved parties started exchanging words.

 

The Deputy attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana accused Amama's lawyers of stage managing the 8th March raid at the office of Fred Muwema and Muhammad Mbabazi to gain sympathy as a delaying tactic for the case to proceed.


However, one of Amama Mbabazi's lawyer Michael Akampulira told the judges that it is the government's security operatives who are deliberately frustrating their petition.

 

Meanwhile, Katureebe asked Amama's lawyers to be serious while handling this case because it must be disposed of within the stipulated time of 30 days.


In a related development, eight civil society organisations have petitioned court seeking to join the presidential election petition filed by the former presidential aspirant Amama Mbabazi.

 

The organisations are led by FIDA, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Chapter Four Uganda, Human Rights Network Uganda, Centre for Constitutional Governance, Kituo Cha Katiba, Legal Aid Service Providers Network Uganda and Transparency International.

 

They claim that the petition raises important questions of public interests on whether the General elections were conducted in a manner representative of the will of the people.

 

They further claim that they were accredited as election observers in the just concluded elections and they tracked and compiled several reports on the pre election, polling day and post election environment and therefore possess valuable and credible information about the elections that will enrich the court's consideration of the presidential election petition.

 

prev next
PREVIOUS ARTICLE

EC meeting presidential aspirants

NEXT ARTICLE

We are not ready for primaries – NRM official

Presidential Candidates 2016

logo
logo
logo
logo
logo
logo
logo
logo
logo

2016 Election Events

«May 2017»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Presidential Candidates 2011

logo
logo
logo
logo
logo
logo
logo
logo

Twitter Feed