The Court of Appeal has confirmed NRM’s Aisha Ssekindi as the validly elected woman representative for Kalungu district in the 10th Parliament.
Three justices Remmy Kasule, Elizabeth Musoke and Catherine Bamugemereire upheld the judgement of Masaka High Court judge Michael Elubu and dismissed an appeal filed by Aisha Nuluyati Waligo, a loser in the said race.
The justices ruled that after a careful re-evaluation of the evidence on record , they have found no reason to interfere with the findings and decision of Justice Elubu made on June 27 2016.
Waligo had accused Ssekindi of bribing voters, conniving with the Electoral Commission to flout electoral laws, uttering false academic qualification for nomination and ballot stuffing.
However, the Court of Appeal has also found out that at the time of her nomination, Ssekindi possessed a valid certificate of equivalence of A’level issued by the National Council of Higher Education and therefore she is fit to hold her current position in parliament.
The justices also unanimously concurred that the evidence of bribery of voters with two goats, basins and soap by MP Ssekindi during campaigns at a football tournament in Nabutongwa parish found in Kalungu sub-county was insufficient.
Waligo has been ordered to pay Ssekindi costs of the lower court.