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High Court dismisses petition against Busongora South MP

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Fort Portal has dismissed with costs an election petition filed by former Busongora South County Member of Parliament Jackson Mbaju Kathika. In January, the Electoral Commission declared Mujungu winner after garnering 7,601 votes against Mbaju’s 7,522 votes. Mbaju who contested …

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Court dismisses petition filed by Lydia Wanyoto

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament, Connie Nakayenze Galiwango has maintained a firm grip on her seat following the dismissal of an election petition filed by her rival, Lydia Wanyoto. Justice Andrew Baishaija delivered the judgment in his ruling at Mbale High court on Thursday …

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Court upholds victory of Isingiro West County MP

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara High Court Judge Moses Kawumi Kazibwe has dismissed with costs, an election petition filed against Isingiro West County Member of Parliament Reuben Arinaitwe. Arinatwe defeated Tumwesigye with 7,992 votes while Tumwesigye got 7,975 votes. Tumwesigye petitioned the court challenging Arinaitwe’s victory on grounds that …

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Court dismisses petition against Lamwo Woman MP

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Gulu has dismissed an election petition filed against Nancy Acora, the Lamwo District Woman Member of Parliament. Acora, an Independent candidate was declared winner of the elections after polling 17,064 votes against her rival Molly Lanyero’s with 12,062 votes in the …

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Fred Nyanzi appeals against election petition ruling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Kampala Central MP contestant Fred Nyanzi has appealed against the High Court decision dismissing his petition challenging the election of Muhammad Nsereko. Last week, the High Court dismissed Nyanzi’s petition challenging the victory of his rival and Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhammad Nsereko. …

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Court dismisses second election petition against Nantaba

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Mukono has dismissed the second election petition against the Kayunga Woman MP Idah Nantaba. The petition was filed by Jacqueline Kobusingye Birungi. Birungi who contested as an independent candidate accused Nantaba of forging the A-level results she presented from Mukono Town …

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Former sub county councilor withdraws petition against Bunyangabu MP

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Buheesi sub county councillor Robert Alinaitwe has withdrawn a petition he inherited challenging the election of Bunyangabu MP Davis Kamukama. Alinatwe inherited a petition that was withdrawn last month by Patrick Murungi Zeresire who challenged Kamukama’s victory. Murungi petitioned Fort Portal High …

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Court dismisses Nyanzi’s petition against Nsereko

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court in Kampala has dismissed a petition by Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu challenging the victory of his rival and Kampala Central Member of Parliament, Muhammad Nsereko. Justice Margaret Apiny dismissed the application in her judgement read by the Judiciary spokesperson Jameson Karemani, on grounds that …

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Court rejects Abdul Katuntu’s witnesses over inconsistencies

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Jinja has rejected three witnesses that have been presented by Bugweri county Member of Parliament Abdul Katuntu, for cross-examination in an election petition filed against him by his challenger Julius Galisonga. Galisonga, a candidate of the Forum for Democratic change-FDC party …

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