AGGREY Siryori Awori, the former Samia Bugwe North MP, has withdrawn an application in which he had sought orders for his opponent to deposit money as security for costs before the Court of Appeal could hear his election appeal.
Hillary Nsambu reports that Awori, on the advice of the court, also withdrew another application in which he had sought an order to strike off the court record an appeal filed by Stephen Wasike Mugeni on the ground that it was bad in law.
Justice G. M. Okello advised Awori to withdraw both applications saying they would waste courtâ€™s time and delay the appeal.
Okello was meeting lawyers representing the appellant, Mugeni and the respondent, Awori, in his chambers yesterday.
He said the court could not hear the appeal as earlier scheduled, because one of the justices was ill and fixed the hearing for November 21.
Mugeni, who is represented by Fred Makada and Patrick Mugisha, had his election nullified by the High Court following a petition by Awori that he had not resigned his post as Busia district treasurer, as the law requires, before he was nominated to contest in the elections.
Awori withdraws applications