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High Court Cancels Degazettement of Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo :: Uganda Radionetwork
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High Court Cancels Degazettement of Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo

Prior to the delivery of the interim order issued under the signature of Masaka High Court Registrar Baker Rwatooro, the Chief Magistrate had commenced hearing of the application for a vote recount. However moments later Ssekikubo surfaced with the interim order issued from the High Court.
07 May 2016 10:18
Theodore Ssekikubo after securing another court order

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Masaka High court has revoked the interim order that instructed the Electoral Commission to degazette Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo.

Masaka Chief Magistrate Samuel Munobe had on Thursday evening instructed for the de-gazettement of Ssekikubo pending hearing of an application for a vote recount filed by Patrick Nkalubo, Ssekikubo's main challenger in the parliamentary race.

Nkalubo alleges that the results from Lwemiyaga County Parliamentary race had numerical errors that gave Ssekikubo advantage over other candidates.

Prior to the delivery of the interim order issued under the signature of Masaka High Court Registrar Baker Rwatooro, the Chief Magistrate had commenced hearing of the application for a vote recount. However moments later Ssekikubo surfaced with the interim order issued from the High Court.

Early in the day, the electoral commission had degazetted Theodore Ssekikubo as the Lwemiyaga County MP-elect basing on the initial court order.

Besides invalidating the order for the degazzetting of Ssekikubo, the interim order also stays the further hearing of the application for the vote recount until May 13 when the High Court will convene to hear the latest miscellaneous application filed by Ssekikubo. He is challenging the jurisdiction of the Chief Magistrate to proceed with the matter.

In a subsequent interview, Ssekikubo said Nkalubo is being used by people with ill political intentions against him.  He said the ploy is to block him from taking oath as the elected Member of Parliament for Lwemiyaga County.

//Cue in; what did the………..

Cue out……ends up in court here//

//Cue in, era nze mbawa amagezi……….

Cue out…………….abantu be Lwemiyaga//

However, Nkalubo has dismissed allegations that he is being used to fight Ssekikubo saying he has enough evidence to claim his lost victory. He says despite the latest interim order, he is optimistic that court will find merit in his overwhelming evidence.

The Electoral Commission declared Ssekikubo winner of the Lwemiyaga County Parliament election with; 9,272 votes (52.77%) against Patrick Nkalubo's who scored 8,074 votes (45.95%) making a difference1,198  votes. 

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