The judiciary has said they are ready to handle any petitions that will rise out of the forthcoming 2021 elections for president and Members of Parliament set for Thursday and any other polls that will be held later.
Addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on Monday, Jameson Karemani Karemera the Public Relations Officer of the Judiciary said they have carried out several training sessions to prepare the judiciary officers for the big task ahead of them following the polls.
He said that in case of dissatisfaction with the outcome of the election process, a contestant at parliamentary level is required to petition the High Court whereas the aggrieved presidential candidates are required to petition the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land.
According to the judiciary Public Relations Officer, judges at levels including the Supreme Court, and the High Court have also been ably trained on what to expect and how to handle the petitions.
He however noted that it is only the justices of the Court of Appeal who are not yet done with the training but said efforts for the same are underway.
Talking of lessons from previous elections, Karemani said all the 43 Chief Magistrates, 57 High Court Judges, 16 from the Court of Appeal and 11 from the Supreme Court that the country currently has will be available to handle the election petitions arising out of the polls expeditiously.