Court of Appeal Justices deliberate on how to manage election petition appeals

Justices of the Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court have assembled at Mestil Hotel for a three-day symposium on managing appeals arising from election petitions.

The deliberations were flagged off by the Chief Justice, Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo, who stressed the importance of preparing for the timely management election petition appeals.

“Election matters are of great public importance, and it would defeat the course of justice for a member of parliament whose victory is contested to sit in the August House up to the end of the term of Parliament without the Election matter being resolved,” the CJ said.

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He also urged the Justices to embrace collegiality’s spirit for the smooth running of the election petition appeals.

As part of the plans to expedite the appeals, the Deputy Chief Justice Buteera said the Court would handle the appeals immediately they are filed. Adding that funds for the election petition appeals should be released on time for quick disposal of the appeals.

The Symposium underscores the role of the Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court; and Adjudication of Election Petition Appeals.