NRM’s Kabanda petition dismissed, vows to appeal

Aisha Kabanda

Aisha Kabanda

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM)’s Aisha Kabanda has vowed to appeal against the decision by the High Court in Kampala to dismiss her election petition against the Electoral Commission and Lydia Mirembe.

The High Court judge on Friday dismissed Kabanda’s election petition seeking nullification of the election of Mirembe as Butambala District Woman MP.

However, Kabanda through her lawyer, Frank Kanduho said she would appeal against the judgment.

In his ruling, Justice Vincent Okwanga said Kabanda failed to produce sufficient evidence before court to prove that the election of Butambala District Woman MP was marred with irregularities as she had claimed in her affidavits.

“There is no convincing evidence adduced by Kabanda to prove that her opponent Mirembe together with her husband, Mr Richard Kalule, committed electoral offences of bribing voters in Butambala with gifts….during the campaign period,” the judge ruled.

Justice Okwanga further rejected the affidavit evidence of Kabanda and her supporters that polling at 22 stations in Butambala District was closed before the official time of 4pm.

But just after the ruling, Kabanda vowed to run back to court and appeal the ruling which she claimed was unfair and unsatisfactory.

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