By Yosam Gucwaki
Sam Awori Otada, the former MP for Kibanda County in Kiryandongodistrict, has rushed to Masindi high court challenging the circumstances under which of Amin Taban Tampoo was nominated.
In May this year court of appeal ordered for fresh elections in
Kibanda North County after it nullified the election of Taban Amin
over mismatch of names on his academic transcript and in the voters register.
Before Otada went to court of appeal, he first went to Masindi high
court and lost the case to Taban Amin which forced him to go to the court of appeal where Amin was challenged leading to the fresh elections.
Otada filed his application on 12 July, 2017 through his lawyer Asuman
Nyonyintono from wagabaza and co. advocates against Taban Amin and the NRM electoral commission after he failed to get redress when he complained to the NRM electoral commission. Taban Amin was represented by Alaka and co. advocates.
He said that after he waited for seven days without redress he rushed to Masindi high court where he filed an interim order seeking for the disqualification Taban Amin explaining that circumstances which led to nullification of Kibanda North parliamentary seat are still standing saying that Taban Amin has not done what court told him to do.
Yesterday Otada also applied for an interim order restraining the NRM electoral commission from conducting the primary elections which was granted to him Friday afternoon by Acio Julia the registrar Masindi high court.
In the order granted to Otada, Acio the status quo be maintained
pending the determination of the temporary injunction.
Otoda said that the court order stops all of them from proceeding with the election noting that there will be no winner because the process will not be complete.
However, by press time our reporter contacted the chairperson
electoral commission Tang Odoi he said that voting was moving on normally though it was marred by low turn up.