In his petition, Watenga accused Modoi of using someone’s academic documents to vie for election as MP. Watenga claimed that Modoi used the academic documents of Modoi Abdul Isaac for his nomination and subsequent election.
“This court having found that the first respondent is the only daughter of Peter Wamala Kisiro with the names of Nambozo Florence Wamala who has Advanced Academic qualifications, it hereby confirms that the said Nambozo Florence Wamala is validly elected as the Woman Member of Parliament for Sironko District,” he said.
Ochwa ran to the high court complaining of voter bribery and ballot stuffing. He asked the court to nullify the election and declare him the winner. The other petition was the one filed by NRM’s Annet Nyakecho against his FDC rival and Tororo North County MP, Geoffrey Ekanya.
Nakayenze’s lawyer, Yusuf Mutembuli told the court that Dr. Galiwango, who is Uganda’s ambassador to Kenya had failed to make it to court. However, Justice Bashaija ordered that the witness appears in court via zoom. He adjourned court for 10 minutes to allow Nakayenze’s team to prepare Dr. Galiwango to appear via zoom for cross-examination.
“This petition accordingly fails and it is hereby dismissed with costs. This court hereby declares Mboizi Arthur Waako to be the duly elected Member of Parliament for Budaka County constituency,” the judgement reads in part.
Watila claimed that the O’ Level certificate presented by his rival shows that he is David Wakikona Wanendeya while the A’ Level certificate reads Wakikona Wanendeya David. He said that his certificate from Soroti flying school carries Wakikona D. Wanendeya while his advanced flying certificate reads Wakikona David.
This came after Wanyoto’s lawyer, Swabur Marzuk notified the High court presided over by Justice Andrew Bashaija on Friday that the three including Haruna Wamboya, Ivan Nambale and Doreen Wanyeze were no show.
On Wednesday, Wanyoto took the stand for cross-examination by Nakayenze legal team led by Medard Lubega Seggona in Mbale High court presided over by Justice Andrew Basaija. Ssegona tasked Wanyoto to tell the court how many votes she garnered in the contested polls on whose grounds she wants the court to declare her winner of the Mbale City Woman MP seat.
On Wednesday, Nambozo through her lawyers of Wamukoota and Company Advocates asked the court to dismiss the petition on grounds that the late Enoc Samson Kyabakaya, who prepared Lumolo’s affidavit didn’t have a valid practising certificate by the time she administered the oaths.
The petition before Justice Anthony Oyuko Ojok was filed by the loser of the Mbale district LCV Chairperson race Alfred Namasa. Namasa polled 15429 votes while his rival Muhammad Mafabi garnered 17887 votes.
Justice Kakooza threw out the petition at Mbale high court on Wednesday morning on grounds that it lacks merit. Balunywa ran to court to nullify Odoi’s victory on grounds that he was ineligible to run for the youth parliamentary seat.
Matovu, who was presiding over the election petition of the former National Resistance Movement Aisha Mafabi Lumolo against Florence Nambozo, the Sironko District Woman MP said that many people will approach both sides asking for money claiming they have been sent by the judge.
Her lawyer, Edy Nangulo told journalists that their first task as hearing of their election petition begins was to seek leave of court to amend their petition to nullify the results for specific polling stations where electoral malpractice was prevalent.
“For at least ten years, the Uganda government has known that landslides were threatening the lives of Bududa residents, and yet did so little to come to the aid of the most vulnerable communities’ read the suit in part. They are seeking a declaration that by the court that their right to life is threatened due to the recurring landslides in Bududa district.
According to Abodo, a review of 2556 case files showed that the 220 cases don’t deserve to be in the system due to lack of enough evidence against the accused persons. 552 of the case files reviewed were from Masaka, 466 Kampala, 338 Jinja and 1200 from Mbarara district.