Justice Kawumi noted that if the failure to acquire ten names and signatures of persons supporting a candidate’s nomination would not affect the nomination, the legislature should have stated so in the parliamentary elections Act.
He was endorsed by the party after Residual elections held on Thursday. According to results released by the NRM Electoral Commission Chairman Dr Tanga Odoi, Ambassador Kajwengye polled 25,310 votes to defeat his closest rival Col. Fred Mwesigye who had 25,290 votes.
According to a letter dated October 13 addressed to all candidates and signed by the Dr Tanga Odoi the party Electoral Commission Chairperson, the elections will now be held on Thursday 15 October 2020.
In a twist of events, NRM has withdrawn the flag from Mwesigye and decided to conduct fresh elections. Through his lawyers of Okello Oryem & Co Advocates, Col. Mwesigye has written to Odoi, seeking an explanation on the results, his declaration and endorsement as NRM candidate for Nyabushozi constituency.
According to Kasasira, Andiinda is charged with uttering false documents, forgery and conspiracy to commit a felony. He revealed that Andiinda is currently locked up at Kiruhura Central Police Station vide CID headquarters GEF 946/2020.
The declaration follows a decision by contenders to withdraw from the race. Col Mwesigye had initially contested with Ambassador Wilson Kajwengye, and Christopher Bakashaba. The initial results, released on September 5, 2020 had given Col Mwesigye a lead with 36,147 votes against Kajwengye’s 13,248 votes while Christopher Bakashaba came third with 5,601 votes.