Political Parties Seek Court Order To Disband EC

Two of the ten political parties lined up for deregistration have petitioned the Constitutional Court demanding for the disbandment of the Dr Badru Kigundu, Electoral Commission. 

EC Chief Eng. Badru Kigundu
EC Chief Eng. Badru Kigundu

Through, Tusasirwe advocates, the Reform party and Movement volunteer mobilizers’ organization argue that, the current Electoral Commission is partisan.

In the petition, the parties argue that the current members of the commission have a conflict of interest since they come from the same party with President Yoweri Museveni who appoints them.

The petitioners want the Kigundu led team to step down and a new commission is appointed in accordance with the multiparty political dispensation.

They also want the constitutional court to declare as unconstitutional the re-appointment and retention of Kiggundu, his deputy and 5 other commissioners.

Court is yet to summon the Attorney General and the Electoral Commission, who are listed as respondents to file their responses.

1 thought on “Political Parties Seek Court Order To Disband EC

  1. Whether these reforms are made or not,elections under the NRM regime is always a mockery of democracy.Why can’t the despot simply declare himself a life president rather than to waste time and money on elections whose results are often predetermined?i can’t waste my precious time this time round,enough is enough

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