FDC’s Prof. Latigo wins election petition


Prof. Latigo

High Court in Gulu has dismissed with costs a case in which his rival in Agago North Constituency petitioned court challenging his victory in the February 2016 parliamentary elections.

Mbarara resident High Court judge, Justice David Matovu, who presided over the hearing on Thursday dismissed the case file by the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM)’s John Amos Okot against prof Latigo and the Electoral Commission alleging voter bribery, defamation and non- compliance with Parliamentary election laws.

In his petition filed before Gulu High Court on March 29th, Okot alleged that Prof Latigo bribed voters, costing him victory.

However, Justice Matovu in his ruling said that all the witnesses who testified to have been bribed by either Prof Latigo or his agents failed to prove that they are registered voters.

According to the judge, none of the witnesses attached to their affidavit documents such as photocopy of
national ID or voter location slip to convince court that they were voters.

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