EC Makes Submissions At Supreme Court

The Electoral Commission has defended itself on accusations that it did not have a credible voters register for the just concluded general elections.

In their submissions at the ongoing hearing of the presidential election petition at the Supreme Court, the lead counsel Enos Tumusiime has rubbished allegations by the petitioner that the commission failed to compile a Voters register.

Tumusiime says that according to the law, the commission compiled and updated the register and vehemently denied the allegations forwarded by the petitioner.

Tumusiime has also defended the Electoral Commission on allegations that it nominated Yoweri Museveni illegally before he was duly endorsed by his NRM party.

In his petition, former presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi is challenging president Museveni’s victory and wants it annulled.

However, Museveni’s lawyers are calling for dismissal of the petition for lack of concrete evidence.

Court has adjourned for a while and hearing is expected to be concluded tomorrow, while the final ruling is to be delivered by March 31st.

Story by Ruth Anderah