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Court asked to dismiss petition against Lira District Woman MP

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC has asked court to dismiss an election petition filed against the Lira District Woman Member of Parliament. The EC argues that the witnesses who swore affidavits are not registered voters. The petition was filed by a concerned resident Bonny Aliro, against Agnes …

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Court rejects eight witnesses in petition against Nantaba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Mukono on Monday rejected eight witnesses and four additional affidavits in the second election petition filed challenging the victory of Idah Erios Nantaba, the Kayunga District Woman Member of Parliament. Justice Olive Kazaare Mukwaya rejected the witnesses and affidavits during the …

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Court dismisses Nabakooba’s objection to EC DR forms

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Mubende has allowed the Electoral Commission to present Declaration Result-DR forms in an election petition between the Lands Minister Judith Nabakooba and her rival Joyce Bagala. Justice Emmanuel Baguma ruled that for the court to reach a just and fair decision, …

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Electoral Commission asks court to dismiss Fred Nyanzi’s petition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has asked the court to dismiss an election petition challenging the victory of Muhammad Nsereko for the Kampala Central MP seat on grounds that Fred Nyanzi did not serve Nsereko with the election petition. Nsereko was declared the winner with 16,998 votes …

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Zambian President Lungu says he won’t petition election results

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Outgoing Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday said he won’t file a petition to challenge the election results of last week’s elections. Lungu lost by more than 1 million votes to Hakainde Hichilema who will be inaugurated next Tuesday following the Aug. 12 presidential elections. Lungu, …

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Salaamu Musumba withdraws election petition against Kadaga

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC Vice President for Eastern Uganda, Proscovia Salaamu Musumba has withdrawn the election petition filed against Kamuli woman MP Rebecca Kadaga. Musumba had filed the petition before the High Court in Jinja faulting both Kadaga and Electoral Commission for allegedly orchestrating …

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Bunyangabu parliamentary seat contestant has election petition withdrawn

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A former contestant for the Bunyangabu County Member of Parliament seat has withdrawn an election petition against his rival Davis Kamukama. Kamukama who was contesting on the NRM party ticket defeated Murungi Patrick Zeresire and seven others in January’s parliamentary elections. Kamukama polled 31,353 …

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