Kavuma Set to Hear Election Petition Against Katuntu

Court of appeal has set the March 17th to hear an Election Appeal filed by NRM’s Eng. Daniel Ibaale against the Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu.

In this appeal, view Ibaale accuses Katuntu of being declared winner basing on irregular results, see committing electoral offences when he allegedly uttered false and defamatory statements and defacing his posters relying on FDC’s defiance campaign slogan.

Ibaale now wants the Court of Appeal to cancel Katuntu’s election and instead declare him winner for the parliamentary seat in question.

Katuntu is popularly known for being Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) which is currently investigating the infamous Shs.6billion presidential handshake scandal.

Last year Jinja High Court Judge Margret Mutonyi dismissed Eng. Ibaale’s case with costs on grounds that he had not adduced satisfactory evidence that MP Katuntu breached any electoral law.

This appeal will be heard by three justices who will include Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma, Justice Remmy Kasule and Justice Richard Buteera.

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