BY WILBER MUHWEZI AND CYNTHIA ARINDA
The election petition filed by former Igara East member of Parliament Micheal Mawanda at Mbarara high court resumed on Thursday where he has so far presented a total of 28 witnesses before justice Dr. Winfred Nabisinde.
Mawanda claims that grounds that took him to court were tarnishing his name by opponent Andrew Martial by saying that police in India was looking for him and again said that he was part of COWE directors who stole peoples’ money.
“Am around as a free man and police in india has never at anytime looked for here in Uganda, I took india’s based company videophone to court for wrongly accusing me, defeated it in Indias highest court and it even compensated me. So how can they look for me? These are lies that led to my lose of the 2016 Igara East parliamentary seat in Bushenyi district.
He also noted that most of his voters were barred by martial’s supporters from voting. Mawanda added that still many polling stations closed before the mandatory time of 5:00pm. This led to some of his voters not vote and this is against parliamentary elections act of 2005.
Mawanda is very confident that he will win this case because his witnesses are testifying very well and he hopes to get justice from court.
When www.mknewslink.com editor tried to speak to Andrew Martial yesterday on how he sees his defense, he told him that the media was biased and was only covering Mawanda’s side. This editor told him that it was his chance then to tell his side of the story but refused.
The media covering the petitioned at Mbarara high court resolved not cover any story from Martial because he made wrong accusations and still embarrassed them that he cannot speak to them because it is a waste of time to speak to media at court.