Court Postpones Ruling in General Ali Election Petition


In short
Supporters of both Gen Moses Ali and that of his opponent Santos Eruaga were left disappointed this morning as the presiding judge postpone the ruling on the election petition against Moses Ali tomorrow

Justice Joseph Mulangira has postponed his ruling on the petition challenging the election of General Moses Ali as East Moyo Member of parliament. Last week, Justice Mulangira set today as date for delivering his judgment on the petition filed by Santos Eruaga.
Eruaga contested the East Moyo seat but lost to General Moses Ali who polled 14,225 votes against his 13,924 votes.
He refused to concede defeat citing electoral malpractices and petitioned court.

This morning, both supporters of Eruaga and Moses Ali jammed court to listen to the ruling in vain. They were however disappointed when Mulangira informed them that he was not ready and would deliver his ruling tomorrow.

Speaking to URN outside court, Eruaga said he was disappointed with the postponement of the ruling but said he will remain patient. Moses Ali was represented in court by his lawyers, wife and other supporters.


About the author

Ronald Batre
Ronald Batre is so passionate about journalism that he did not wait to finish school before he started his career. This is how he started with Radio Paidha, The West Niler, Daily Monitor newspapers and later with Radio Pacis as Assistant News Editor.

To be allowed to practice his passion, Batre had struck a deal with his parents. He would complete his education. He kept his word and went through school while suporting himself with his journalism.

Entering the workplace so young attuned Batre to the plight of the youth and those who seek employment. Apart from that, he is interested in reporting about politics, local government, business and the environment. A witness to some of the destructive impact of the Lord's Resistance Army rebellion in northern Uganda, Batre is interested in reporting about peace building efforts too.

Uganda Radio Network's former Gulu bureau chief, Batre is now based in Kampala. He is URN's main politics correspondent. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.