Court rules in favour of Hon. Jim Muhwezi for Rujumbura county election petition. High court in Kabale has finally given it’s final verdict in an election petition filled by former Rujumbura county legislator Fred Tumuheirwe Turyamuhweza challenging the election of Security minister, Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi Katugugu.
The verdict was issued by the presiding Judge, Justice Phillip Odoki an email to both parties.
“Since the petitioner has failed to prove to the satisfaction of the petition, the petition is accordingly dismissed with costs” read the the email from high court.
This is Mr Rukutana’s first election petition to handle ever since he was dropped from Cabinet mid this year and returned to private practice after 28 years.
The minister’s election was being challenged by Fred Turyamuhweza Tumuheirwe, a former contestant for the Rujumbura seat.
The Electoral Commission declared Gen Muhwezi as the winner of the January 14 polls with 23,990 votes while the petitioner polled 20,556 votes.
However, Mr Turyamuhweza avers that the said election was not conducted in accordance with the provisions and principles laid down in electoral laws.