Court Nullifies Rubaga Youth Council Elections

Kampala High Court

High Court in Kampala on Friday afternoon nullified the Election of Richard Masaba as the chairperson of Rubaga division National Youth Council after it emerged that he had exceeded the constitutional 35 years age limit.

In his ruling, thumb Justice Yasin Nyanzi based on the National Youth Act which defines a youth as a person aged between 18 and 35 years.

Justice Nyanzi also considered the evidence from the 2010 voter’s register which put his birth day on July 1st 1980.

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The judge added that all these inconsistencies showed a fraudulent motive by the respondent to disguise himself as a youth whereas he is not.

Court also blamed the Electoral Commission for failing to check Masaba’s National ID before nominating him for the said position

Both Masaba and EC have been ordered to pay all costs and the former to conduct fresh elections for the Rubaga division youth leader.



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