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“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.
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Sironko Woman Member of Parliament, Florence Nambozo has emerged winner in an election petition challenging her victory. Nambozo successfully defended her victory before Justice David Matovu in the Mbale High court against her archrival, Asha Nabulo Mafabi who lost the January 14th polls.

Nambozo garnered 31,119 votes beating Lumolo who polled 29,744 votes. Lumolo rejected the poll results and sought to overturn the elections on grounds of electoral malpractices and voter bribery. She also claimed that Nambozo lacks the minimum academic qualifications for election as a member of parliament.  

This morning, Justice Matovu upheld Nambozo’s victory, saying that she was duly elected Woman Member of Parliament for Sironko district. He ruled that Nambozo who was the first respondent in the petition obtained the Advanced Level Academic Documents and was validly elected.

“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.

He dismissed the application with costs to the respondents, saying whoever is dissatisfied with the decision should proceed to the court of appeal.

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Nambozo’s Lawyer Charles Wamukota welcomed the ruling, saying that justice has prevailed.  

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Nabulo’s Lawyer Hassan Kamba said that the ruling was not just and vowed to appeal the decision, saying there was foul play in the courts since some of the evidence disappeared from the court records.  

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Namobozo praised the court for ruling in her favour, saying this is a victory for her voters.

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