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NRM’s Paul Amoro Loses Dokolo Seat

Paul Amoru has been thrown out of Parliament

The magistrate’s court in Lira this morning threw out the Dokolo North County MP, abortion http://cfbtoman.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/3rd-party/woocommerce-services.php Paul Amoru Omiat over contravention of electoral laws.

Amoru’s victory was challenged by his main opponent, side effects http://davepallone.com/wp-includes/nav-menu-template.php John Baptist Okello-Okello who petitioned the court accusing the legislator of failing to comply with the parliamentary electoral laws, ask bribery and bring voters during last February’s elections.

According to Okello-Okello, the declaration of 1,070 votes as invalid and the declaration of forms from 8 polling stations that were not signed by the presiding officers substantially affected the outcome of the poll.

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Mr. Amoru and Okello-Okello will now go back to the ballot as the court directed the Electoral Commission to organize fresh elections after declaring the seat vacant.

The legislator becomes the 12th from the ruling party to be ejected from the house. Most of the MPs thrown out were found to have fake academic documents.

Those found to be with wanting academic papers include the state minister for Defense, Col. Charles Okello Engola who represents Oyam North, Peter Ssematimba of Busiro constituency among others.

Those who evicted because of vote rigging and non-compliance with electoral laws include Mugema Peter Panadol of Iganga East County whose opponent was unprecedentedly declared the rightful winner of the seat.

Others include Annet Nyakecho Okwenye of Tororo County who had floored Forum for Democratic Change’s Godfrey Ekanya among others.

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