DP’s MP Nabukenya Thrown Out Of Parliament


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The case arose from a petition by Nabukenya’s rival, Rebecca Nalwanga, who lost the by-election in November last year.

Nalwanga, an NRM candidate, accused Nabukenya of bribing voters.

She also faulted the Electoral Commission of closing the voting exercise before the mandatory 5pm which literally “disenfranchised” her supporters.

In his ruling today, Zehurikirize said Nalwanga had raised her complaints on a strong ground considering that she lost by a margin of 30 votes.

Nabukenya scooped a staggering 14,945 votes against Nalwanga’s 14,915 out of 340 polling stations in the central District.

FDC’s Ziada Gwokyalya scored a paltry 3775 votes, according to results that were released by district returning officer Peter Kasozi.

This is an interesting scenario since Nalwanga had also been removed from Parliament over vote rigging.

In short, the Court rulings imply that both candidates have separately indulged in electoral malpractices.

However, according to the law, they are allowed to contest again.

The Luweero by-election was marred by violence as supporters of the rival candidates engaged in physical fights.


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