Jinja East ruling NRM MP Igeme Nabeta has been thrown out of Parliament, becoming the 15th NRM 10th Parliament MP to lose a seat.
FDC candidate Paul Mwiru filed a petition in court challenging Nabeta’s academic qualifications before the February 2016 elections.
Jinja High Court dismissed the petition.
The same court had dismissed a similar application in 2011.
The persistent Mwiru once more challenged Nabeta’s victory in 2016 elections citing vote rigging.
Jinja High Court deputy registrar, Alex Ajiji, who read the ruling on Monday, said Nabeta of NRM was found guilty of interfering with February 2016 election results.
The registrar ordered Nabeta to vacate the seat and pay Mwiru costs he incurred during the court process.
A mammoth crowd had gathered at Jinja High Court donning “FDC 100%” and chanting joyful songs at the sight of “justice and fairness in this constituency challenge”.
“We shall not tire reminding National Resistance Movement – NRM that electoral fraud is wrong and fairness benefits, us and the people we serve,” FDC said in a statement.
The party said this is a confirmation that Uganda needs an election audit.