By Benjamin Jumbe
A section of Members of Parliament says the judiciary should now brace for more election petitions after names of MPs for 11th Parliament were gazetted yesterday.
They say numerous petitions are arising from the malpractice and election violence during the 2021 general elections.
One of them is outgoing MP for Arua Municipality Kasiano Wadri who says the courts should now expect hundreds of petitions because the January 14th elections were marred by wide spread malpractice and were not free and fair.
He adds though, that until the courts of law become totally independent, not much should be expected by those intending to file petitions.
The Judiciary has however often maintained that it is independent, urging that if Ugandans did not have confidence in the courts, they would not go there in the first place.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission says individuals who were dissatisfied with the parliamentary election results are now free to seek redress in the courts of law.
The commission’s acting spokesperson Paul Bukenya however says they are still working on results for local government council elections which will also soon be gazetted.