Christine Ndiwalana Nandagire, who contested on the National Unity Platform-NUP ticket was declared the MP for Bukomansimbi North constituency. However, her election is challenged by the former area MP and National Resistance Movement
Keturah Katunguuka has advised parties in an election petition for Bukomansimbi
North Constituency to settle their petition out of court.
Christine Ndiwalana Nandagire, who contested on the National Unity Platform-NUP
ticket was declared the MP for Bukomansimbi North constituency. However, her
election is challenged by the former area MP and National Resistance Movement
flag bearer Ruth Katushabe, who alleges glaring inconstancies in the respondent’s
Katushabe’s petition, the respondent uses different names on the academic
papers she presented for nominations, which raises suspicions about her true
also accused Nandagire of committing other election malpractices that include
among others, voter bribery while organizing football tournaments during
campaigns, as well as buying alcohol for voters on the polling day.
parties appeared to commence hearing of the petition on Tuesday at Masaka High
Court, Katushabe through her lawyer Kandeebe Ntabirweki applied to the court,
to make amendments in the petition in which they withdrew allegations of
bribery against the respondent.
the court that they wished to concentrate on the first ground which according
to them give a lot of merit to the petition above the others.
When he was granted permission to amend the petition, Justice Katunguuka also
advised that both parties to as well consider an out court settlement for the
have time for you to settle this matter out of court,” she indicated, however
without expounding into justifications for her plea.
the matter to next week on August 24 for further hearing.
Kandeebe indicated that they will not take the advice of the judge, saying they
have substantial evidence that can successfully support their petition before the
Nandagire said that while she is open to the advice, she is equally not afraid
to defend her victory.
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Masaka High court
was allocated seven elections petitions.
They include three parliamentary election petitions for Bukomansimbi
North Constituency MP, Bukoto West Constituency MP and Rakai district Woman
The others are challenging Lwengo LCV polls, Ntuusi LCIII
Chairperson elections in Sembabule district, Bukomansimbi L.CV councillor for
Bigasa sub-county, among others.