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Mbarara High Court Upholds Igara MP Election

MP Andrew Martial celebrates in court yesterday

Court in Mbarara presided over by deputy registrar Suzan Abinyu yesterday dismissed with costs a petition filed against the Igara East county MP Hon Andrew Martial, viagra http://crosswordfiend.com/blog/wp-includes/rewrite.php on claims of election malpractices and irregularities observed in the February elections.

One of the contenders in the election Michael Mawanda, diagnosis http://daniellebinks.com/wp-includes/embed-template.php filed the petition in May raising among other concerns that some of the voters were unknown at polling stations.

Mawanda had also claimed that some of the declaration forms were not clearly signed and were not properly filled by the poling agents.

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But the deputy registrar dismissed these accusations after confirming that the voting ended at exactly 4pm or shortly after 4pm and agents signed on the DR forms. She also rejected as “exaggerations” the claims of ballot staffing.

Abinyu also noted that the petitioner never reported the allegations to either the returning officer or police which showed that he was initially satisfied with the outcomes of the elections.

Although the petition presented evidence in form of audio and video CDs in court, the registrar noted that “there was nothing convincing therein.”

Upon the ruling however, Mawanda confirmed that he will appeal against the ruling in the Court of Appeal.

 

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