Court pushes MP Otuke judgement to June 15

Achon speaks during the opening of a new ward at the health centre. (1)

Lira High Court judge justice Musene Masalu has Monday morning adjourned the delivery of the verdict in an election petition of Paul Omara against Otuke county MP Julius Achon Bua to Wednesday at 9am.

The judge was supposed to deliver a final ruling in a highly contentious case in which Paul Omara the former candidate in the Otuke county parliamentary seat is challenging the academic authenticity and credentials of Otuke county MP Julius Achon Bua.

The conclusion of the hearing of the case took place on the 23rd of June 2016.

At the conclusion of the case hearing Justice Musene Masalu ordered Omara Paul’s Counsel Adam Makmot Kibwanga to file all written submissions and serve it to all the respondents by Friday 27th of May 2015 and that the respondents should file their submissions by 2nd of June 2015.

In the case, Paul Omara jointly sued Julius Achon Bua for alleged lacked of academic credentials and three other respondents which include the electoral commission for wrongly nominating Achon, Uganda National examination board and National council for higher education.

A total of three witnesses testified in the case amongst them are Julius Achon Bua, Executive director of National council for higher education Prof James Okuda Asibu and the district returning officer of Otuke Ms Maurine Akullo who were all cross examined by Counsel Adams Makmot Kibwanga.

The petitioner Paul Omara dragged MP Julius Achon to court in April challenging his academic papers on grounds that they are inconsistent from PLE to his degree paper.

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