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Court of Appeal Reinstates NRM’s Namujju as Lwengo Woman MP

Hon Cissy Namujju

Court of Appeal has overturned High Court’s decision on a technicality and re-instated Hon Cissy Namujju as Lwengo District Woman MP.

Last year, viagra buy http://demibahagia2u.my/wp-includes/class-http.php Masaka High Court  pushed Namujju out of the 10th Parliament on grounds that she lacked academic qualifications. She was ordered to pay costs to petitioner (and voter) Martin Kizito and the Electoral Commission was ordered to organize fresh elections

Namujju (NRM) however, illness yesterday survived eviction from Parliament after the Court of Appeal overturned the lower court’s decision.

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Three justices led by Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma unanimously ruled that Namujju was validly elected as the Lwengo district woman MP and that she holds the requisite academic qualifications.

This came after they faulted Masaka High court judge Margret Tibulya for disregarding the provision of the law that requires a voter to accompany his/her petition with 500 names and signatures of fellow voters from the constituency to challenge an MP’s election.

The Court of Appeal says it evaluated evidence from Masaka High court and found out that Namujju’s accuser also Martin Kizito Ssemwanga filed his petition with only 460 signatures.

The Justices also held that the PLE, UCE and UACE certificates brought before court belong to Namujju since they bear the same photograph that also appears on her National Identification card.

The court of Appeal thus allowed Namujju’s appeal and confirmed her as Lwengo district woman MP before ordering Ssemwanga to pay her costs both at the lower and Court of Appeal.

NRM’s Namujju defeated independent candidate Sarah Nkonge Muwonge and Democratic Party’s Rose Nantongo to the  Lwengo district Woman MP seat.

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