CJ Maraga's Ruling Saves Governor

A ruling by the Supreme Court judges saved a Governor who's election was contended over fake academic papers.

Chief Justice David Maraga

The ruling delivered on Monday morning stated that all persons in the case will not stand in the dock over the affidavits filed in support of Mahamud's claim.

Judges decision

The six judges of the apex court dismissed an application by former Governor Ahmed Abdullahi to cross-examine all the deponents of the affidavits.

Led by Chief Justice David Maraga, the bench further ruled that additional evidence would be done by way of affidavits.

They further noted that Mr Abdullahi had failed to demonstrate that the ruling made on September 28, allowing the governor to table additional evidence was obtained fraudulently or by deceit.

Academic papers

Mr Mahamud had been allowed to table his academic certificates, stating he was not given a fair hearing before the High Court and the Court of Appeal, which both ruled that he was not validly elected.

Mr Mahamud argued he was admitted at Kampala University in 2009 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Management studies.

He also alleged that he had obtained a Masters’ degree from the same university and attached a list of students who allegedly graduated with him in 2012.

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