Ex-Erute MP Omara concedes defeat

Mr Geoffrey Omara

The former Member of Parliament for Erute County North Geoffrey Omara Adigi who lost in the election petition case against Charles Angiro Gutmoi has conceded the Monday court ruling saying he will not appeal against the court’s verdict because it is supreme.

Speaking to The Insider after the court ruling, Omara said though he disagrees with the verdict, he will be calm and accord support to the validly elected MP Gutmoi and the new leadership in the performance of his tasks in the next five years.

Omara asserted that he submitted all the necessary evidence to court to pin electoral commission over noncompliance of the law but was surprised by the ruling and that he could not tell what influenced the decision of court.

Omara Adigi charged that because of the many irregularities exhibited by Electoral commission he will seek for compensation he met in the filing of his petition costs from the latter.

On his absence from court, Omara says he was surprised to be notified today about the judgment ten minutes before.
About paying costs to Gutmoi, Omara says he will make a decision after getting advice from his counsel.

Omara’s remarks stem from the Lira High court ruling which dismissed with costs the petition he was seeking to nullify the election of Gutmoi.

Presiding Judge Musene Masalu in his ruling said the election was conducted in accordance with all the electoral laws and that the result reflects the will and wish of people of Erute North.

Meanwhile, the same court will Wednesday 15th June 2016 deliver a final verdict in the on the election petition case in which Paul Omara the former candidate in Otuke county parliamentary election is challenging the academic credentials of Otuke county MP Julius Achon Bua.

Musene said he could not deliver the judgment today because it is not yet ready but that the ruling will now be delivered on Wednesday at 9am.

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