Justice Stephen Musota of the High Court in Kampala has pushed elections for local council to next year.

Uganda last held local council one and two elections 15 years ago and the same had been slated to be held last month but were halted by court.

After convincing court that negotiations between the two are in advanced, Justice Musoota issued another interim order barring the elections until January 30 next year.

After close to 20 years, the LC1 elections were set for November 14, beginning with election of women village committees and November 21 for the election of Local Council I committees.

James Tweheyo, a concerned teacher filed an application against the Electoral Commission and Attorney General challenging the manner in which the polls were to be conducted without considering secondary school students, teachers and examination invigilators who were by then writing and supervising exams.

High Court Registrar, Sarah Langa on 13 November issued an interim order restraining EC and the Attorney General from organizing and or conducting the village council elections following a petition by Tweheyo.

Tweheyo argued that the elections if held at the time would disenfranchise the Constitutional rights of students who are eligible to particiapate either as voters or as candidates but they were unable to register since they were still at School.

Tweheyo noted that the non-participation of senior six, senior five and half a million senior four students in these elections would be a violation of their right to vote that is enshrined within the Constitution.