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Mwenge North MP Lawrence Akugizibwe Loses Seat

David Muhumuza who challenged the election results

High Court in Fort Portal yesterday nullified the election of the Mwenge North Member of Parliament Lawrence Akugizibwe of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.

His rival David Muhumuza, generic http://certoclear.com/wp-content/themes/divi/includes/builder/ab-testing.php who contested as an independent candidate in the February elections, http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/direct_mail/ext_autoload.php petitioned court demanding the annulment citing intimidation and ballot stuffing during the February election.

The Electoral Commission declared Akugizibwe winner with 19144 votes against Muhumuza’s 18426 votes.

In her ruling on Friday, http://ciudad-deporte.com/wp-content/plugins/ml-slider/inc/slide/metaslide.class.php Justice Henrita Walayo said that the court was satisfied with the evidence that was produced by Muhumuza.

In her judgment, the lady justice blamed the Electoral Commission for not compiling with the electoral laws.

Justice Walayo noted that the commission officials in Mwenge North looked on as ballot stuffing was taking place.

She also said that it is illegal for people below 18 years of age to vote.

She awarded costs to Muhumuza and directed that election body meets 80% while Akugizibwe meets 20% of the costs.

Akugizibwe is the eighth MP from the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party to lose their seat.

 

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