Lumolo, the former Sironko
district woman parliamentary candidate has filed a notice of appeal challenging the verdict by Justice David Matovu upholding the victory of her rival, Florence
Lumolo contested and
lost to Nambozo in the January 14th, 2021 polls. She rejected the
poll results citing electoral malpractices and voter bribery. She
also claimed that Nambozo lacks the minimum academic qualifications for
election as a member of parliament.
However, on Tuesday morning,
Justice Matovu upheld Nambozo’s victory, saying that she was duly
elected Sironko Woman
Member of Parliament. He also noted that Nambozo
obtained the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education 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.
Lawyer Hassan Kamba contested the
judgement, saying some evidence disappeared from the court records. As a
result, Lumolo and her team have filed a notice of appeal before Mbale High court.
“Take Notice that the
petitioner/intended appellant being dissatisfied with the judgement of his
lordship Justice Matovu David delivered on 28th September 2021 in
the above-mentioned petition intends to appeal against the entire decision and
orders of the judge in the said matter,” reads the notice of appeal.
Kamba told URN shortly after the ruling that there was foul play since
some of the evidence disappeared from the court records.
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According to Kamba, the judge failed in his role because he only decided to rely only Nambozo’s
brother who could also not prove that she went to school as she insisted.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.