Quest for Justice trails NRM As 373 candidates petition party primaries

  • by Mary Ociiti
  • September 13, 2020

The ruling National Resistance Movement has received a total of 373 petitions challenging the recently concluded party primaries for parliamentary flagbearers held a week ago.

Addressing journalists at the party headquarters on Sunday, NRM’s director in charge of legal affairs, Oscar Kihika said following the September 4, polls, they received 463 petitions which he said have subsequently been consolidated into 373 petitions.

“In the result, the total tally is 373 petitions from 10 districts around the country which registered several complaints. On Monday(tomorrow), we shall ask respondents whose results are challenged to respond to the accusations within three days which will elapse on Thursday,”Kihiika said.

The NRM director in charge of legal affairs explained that a tram of 14 lawyers has been put in place to look into the petitions before they are disposed of.

“Each of the lawyers will be holding a hearing where each party will present its case . The lawyers will then make recommendations to the electoral commission which will make a final decision on whether to cancel the results or carry out a fresh tallying process,”Kihiika said.