Otuoma’s campaign manager moves to court to challenge the re-election of Busia Governor

Peter Odima, a Nambale voter who has moved to court to petition the re-election of Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong.


A Nambale voter has moved to Busia Court to challenge the re-election of Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong during the August 8 general elections.
The petitioner Peter Odima through his lawyer Daniel Achachi has cited malpractices during campaigns, on the voting day and at the tallying centers both at sub county and county levels.
Odima, who was chief campaigner of Ojaamong’s opponent Paul Otuoma during the polls has named the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission as the first respondent, the Returning Officer as the second respondent with Ojaamong as the third respondent.
Achachi said they have lined up sixty witnesses to back the case, adding that many grounds had been cited in the case which he says are enough to order for a by-election.
He said they want the court to make various findings and nullify the elections on the grounds that they were not conducted in accordance with the constitution and the electoral laws.
The lawyer said they also want the court to order a recount of the votes in Teso North, Teso South and Butula.
Deputy Registrar Nancy Nanzushi said 11 cases were received by the end of filing petitions on Wednesday. They include seven for MCAs, three for MPs and one for Governor.
She said the names of Judges to hear petition cases will be gazetted on Friday before the petitions hearing starts any time.