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Mbale City Woman MP Polls: Wanyoto Runs to High Court

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Through her lawyer, Eddy Nagoli, Wanyoto accuses the Electoral Commission of failure to conduct a free and fair election.
wanyoto and her lawyers serving pettition

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Lydia Wanyoto Mutende, the former National Resistance Movement party Mbale City Woman parliamentary candidate has petitioned the high court challenging the victory of her rival and incumbent Mbale Woman Member of parliament, Connie Nakayenze Galiwango.

Through her lawyer, N. Mugoda Advocates, Springs Advocates and Mugabi, Shyako and Company Advocates, Wanyoto accuses the Electoral Commission of failure to conduct a free and fair election.

She claims that EC, which is the first respondent to the suit neglected to secure and safely transmit the electoral materials from the polling stations, which gave change to Nakayenze and her agents to tamper with the material especially in the Northern City Division.      

She also contends that contrary to Article 61, 62 of the Constitution, section 13 of the Electoral Commission Act, Section 50, 51 and 57 of the Parliamentary Elections Act, 2005, the first respondent neglected to secure the tally center and ensure the tallying is conducted in a free and fair manner.    

Wanyoto’s lead lawyer, Eddie Nangulu, told journalists shortly filing their petition at Mbale High court that they have gathered sufficient evidence they intend to prove their case. 

   

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Wanyoto asked the court to exercise justice and nullify Nakayenze’s victory or order a voter recount. Nakayenze trounced Wanyoto after garnering 40,500 votes against 25,700 votes.  The MP-elect declined to comment on the matter, saying she will do so after being served with the court papers.  

 

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