EC Delivers Tally Sheets, Declaration Forms to Court

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The delivery today follows a directive given by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe in response to queries by Mbabazis lawyer Severino Twinobusingye that the Electoral Commissions had failed to serve them with copies of the results declaration forms.

The Electoral Commission has delivered to the Supreme Court, copies of all district tally sheets and result declaration forms that were used for tallying votes in the February 18 general election.

Copies of the same were also delivered to the team leading a petition challenging the outcome of the election in which National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate Yoweri Museveni emerged winner. The team is representing former presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi.

The delivery today follows a directive given by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe in response to queries by Mbabazi's lawyer Severino Twinobusingye that the Electoral Commissions had failed to serve them with copies of the results declaration forms.

He said the copies of the DR forms that the Commission filed in the registry of the Supreme Court were smuggled in without their notice and don't include the scanned copies from which the final results were declared. 

Enos Tumusiime, the Electoral Commission lawyer had earlier told the Justices of the Supreme Court that vote counting, tallying and declaration of results complied with the law.

Michael Akampurira, another of Mbabazi's lawyers has confirmed receipt of both soft and hard copies tally sheets, DR forms and results from the Electoral Commission.  The team had earlier said that the documents are vital for the case now before court.

 

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