NRM MP Amoru ejected over voter bribery

MP Paul Amoru

MP Paul Amoru

Dokolo North MP Paul Amoru has been kicked out of parliament.

High Court judge Justice Wilson Musene Musalo found out that Amoru violated parliamentary electoral laws.

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) MP was accused by petitioner John Bosco Okello Okello (Forum for Democratic Change) of bribery, noncompliance of electoral laws.

Justice Musalo, according to URN, also found that results from 8 polling stations invalid because the declaration forms had not been signed by the presiding officer.

Okello-Okello told Lira Chief Magistrates Court that the declaration of 1,070 votes as invalid and the declaration of forms from eight polling stations that were not signed by the presiding officers substantially affected the outcome of the poll.

Court found out that the Electoral Commission did not provide any evidence of sensitising and training of the electorate about the relevant electoral laws and guidelines in sufficient time.

The judge awarded the petitioner costs of the petition, declared the seat vacant and directed the Electoral Commission to organise fresh elections.

Amoru becomes the 13th NRM MP to be ejected.


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