The National Resistance Movement-NRM elections tribunal has
nullified the election of the former Minister of Education and Sports and Technology,
Jessica Alupo Epel as the flag bearer for Katakwi District woman MP.
The declaration was made on Thursday in Kampala following a petition filed by her
Violet Akurut Adome, citing voter bribery and intimidation.
Last month, the Katakwi District NRM returning officer Patrick Imeri declared
Alupo winner with 38,582 against Adome 29,435 votes.
However, the tribunal has now declared Akurut the winner having garnered
39,579 votes to qualify to carry the flag of NRM in the next year election.
In a letter signed by the Deputy Chairperson NRM Electoral Commission John
Kigyagi Aripa declared Akurut as duly elected NRM flag bearer for Katakwi District
However, Alupo says that she is returning as an Independent candidate.
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This will be her second attempt to contest as an Independent having lost to
Akurut in the 2016 general election.