Judge Justice Joyce Kavuma has upheld Seth Kizanji Masa Wambede's victory as the duly
elected Member of Parliament for Northern Division City Constituency in Mbale
Seth Wambende was
dragged to court by Ivan Masaba accusing him and the Electoral Commission of electoral be malpractice s contrary to the Parliamentary Election's law.Ivan Masaaba, one of the candidates in the January Parliamentary election 9415
votes while Wambede got 9854 votes. Masaaba challenged Wambende’s
election saying that the electoral commission failed to conduct the elections as per the law,.
He was of the view that the alleged failures substantially affected the outcome of the election.
He had held that there was falsification of
results especially at Makosi polling station.Masaba asked court to set aside
Wambende’s victory and declare him the dully elected MP for Northern City Division.
But Justice Kavuma in a judgment delivered on Tuesday by the Mbale High Deputy Registrar James
Eremeeya Mawanda said the petitioner did not satisfy court with
enough evidence to his allegations.
that Masaba’s petition failed because he did not adduce any of a single voter with an affidavit that he,/she received a pre-ticked ballot paper from the
respondents or their agents.
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lawyer, Geoffrey Turyamussime told journalists that he was not satisfied with the judgement. He said they will
proceed to the court of appeal.
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Masa Seth Kizangi said he was pleased with the decision of the court that just
confirmed that indeed he was the elected Member of Parliament for Northern
appreciated the voters for entrusting him with the mandate to represent them in
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.