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No local council elections in January - Court rules
Justice Musota issued the order on the request of Electoral Commission lawyer Eric Sabiiti who requested the court for ample time to finalise negotiations with a petitioner, one James Tweheyo, so as to reach a settlement.

The High Court in Kampala has ordered that there shall be no  LC elections January next year.

This is after the head of the Civil Division of the High Court Justice Stephen Musota has issued another interim order halting the much anticipated elections until 30th January 2018.

 

Justice Musota issued the order on the request of Electoral Commission lawyer Eric Sabiiti who requested the court for ample time to finalise negotiations with a petitioner, one James Tweheyo, so as to reach a settlement.

 

Sabiiti informed the court that these negotiations are in advanced stages and soon the two parties will reach a consensus on the matter.

 

James Tweheyo, a concerned teacher petitioned the court for orders to suspend LCI & II elections that had been scheduled for November 2017 on the grounds that the Electoral Commission had scheduled the elections without considering the participation of students and their lectures and tutors who are at school writing final exams.

Tweheyo who is the former Secretary General of the teachers union (UNATU) contends that the non-participation of senior six, senior five, and half a million senior four students in these elections is a violation of their right to vote that is enshrined within the Constitution.