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.