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Court summons Mukesh over payment of election petition costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court in Kampala has summoned Mukesh Shukla Babubhai, the former Nakawa West Parliamentary candidate to explain why he shouldn’t be jailed for failure to pay costs arising from his election petition. According to the summons issued by the High Court Civil Division Deputy Registrar, …

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Court orders retrial of Kampala Central election petition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has ordered a fresh hearing of a petition in which Fred Nyanzi is contesting the election of Muhammad Nsereko as the Member of Parliament for Kampala Central. The panel of three Court of Appeal Justices comprising Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Stephen Musota, …

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Kibanzanga supporters mobilize money for election petition costs

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Supporters of the former Bughendera County Member of Parliament in Bundibugyo district, Christopher Kibanzanga have started a campaign to mobilize resources to meet the cost of his election petition. Kibanzanga petitioned the High Court last year to nullify the victory of Acrobert Kiiza as Bughendera …

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Ndorwa East loser appeals dismissal of election petition

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The loser of the Ndorwa East Parliamentary seat in Kabale district, Dr. Protazio Begumisa has appealed the decision dismissing his election petition against Wilfred Nuwagaba. The Electoral Commission declared Nuwagaba as the winner with 15,962 votes against Begumisa’s 15,826 votes.  Begumisa who contested on the …

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Court upholds victory of Rujumbura County MP Jim Muhwezi

  Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kabale has upheld the victory of Security Minister Jim Katugugu Muhwezi, as Rujumbura County Member of Parliament and that of Wilfred Niwagaba, as Ndorwa East County Member of Parliament. The petition against Muhwezi, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party flag …

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Galisonga appeals against election petition ruling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The loser of the Bugweri County parliamentary elections Julius Galisonga, has appealed the dismissal of his election petition against the incumbent MP Abdul Katuntu. The Electoral Commission declared Katuntu the winner with 17,813 votes against Galisonga’s 9,074 votes. Daniel Joseph Ibaale of the National Resistance …

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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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