“We received the affidavit for the petitioner and having had a thorough perusal, we realized that they were in contempt of the court order. They have substantially amended, the affidavit introducing issues that were never in the original affidavit,” said Denis Atwijukire one of Ssenyonyi’s lawyers.
In her ruling, lady Justice Ketra Katunguuka cited inconsistencies in Nandagire’s academic papers and eventual nomination. She overturned her victory on grounds that she did not qualify for election as a member of parliament.
“This court having found that the first respondent is the only daughter of Peter Wamala Kisiro with the names of Nambozo Florence Wamala who has Advanced Academic qualifications, it hereby confirms that the said Nambozo Florence Wamala is validly elected as the Woman Member of Parliament for Sironko District,” he said.
Nalubega ran to court challenging Kinyamatama’s nomination by the Electoral Commission on grounds that she was not a registered voter anywhere in Uganda, which disqualifies her from being nominated and subsequent election for any elective position.