Court tasks Amama on witnesses names




The Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe, has directed Amama Mbabazi’s lawyers to serve court with affidavits and names of the witnesses to their election petition not later than Thursday.

Katureebe made the ruling this afternoon during the pre-hearing of the election petition before the Supreme Court.

“We can adjust the deadline to six o’clock but not beyond eight,” Katureebe told the lawyers.

According to him, Mbabazi’s lawyers are trying to divert court from hearing the petition and rather taking them back to things that would have been filed earlier enough.

He said Mbabazi was given 10 says to file the petition, affidavits and names of witness from the date when the presidential elections were declared.

He says in the main petition under Paragraph 35, Mbabazi’s legal team stated that the affidavits and names of the witnesses were attached in annexure A, and that additional affidavits would be filed later in vain.

The chief justice also asked the parties involved mentioned in the petition up to Sunday to have submitted all the documents they will need to argue their cases.

The hearing of the main petition starts on Monday March 7.

Yet, Amama’s lawyers say up to 100 affidavits and their number of computers with related information were stolen in a break-in at their offices on Tuesday night.

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