Former Makindye legislator withdraws election petition from court.

Kigozi Ssempala

KAMPALA-The former Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality Member of Parliament, Mr  Kigozi Ssempala, has withdrawn a petition he had filed challenging the election of David Serukenya of the National Unity Platform (NUP) .

This means the election of Mr Serukenya as the MP for Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality is sealed.

Accordingly, presiding judge Winifred Nabisinde dismissed the election petition with each party bearing its own costs.
Mr Kigozi, who stood as an Independent after losing the NUP ticket to Serukenya, had sued the latter alongside the Electoral Commission (EC).

After the January 14 elections, the EC declared Mr Serukenya the winner with 35,892 votes against Mr Kigozi’s 19,418 votes. 

Some of the reasons that Mr Kigozi had raised to nullify Serukenya’s election were lack of minimum academic qualifications of Senior Six or its equivalent and that his competitor was not duly nominated for election.

Mr Kigozi had asked the court to declare that at the time of the election, Mr Serukenya was not qualified to be a legislator.

He had also sought court declarations that his opponent was not duly elected and instead he (Kigozi) be declared winner of the same constituency.

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