On Monday, while reading the ruling Npalo Nasulu Hussein the Deputy Registrar Gulu High Court said that Lanyero`s petition lacked enough evidence.
Molly Lanyero, Woman MP Lamwo District
The High Court in Gulu has dismissed an election petition filed
against Nancy Acora, the Lamwo District Woman Member of Parliament.
Acora, an Independent candidate was declared winner of the elections after
polling 17,064 against her rival Molly Lanyero`s 12,062 votes in the 14th,
January 2021 parliamentary elections.
However, Lanyero, an NRM party candidate who was the incumbent challenged the
Lanyero cited that the election was marred with irregularities including voter
bribery, intimidation of voters, rigging, violence which she says were
perpetrated by her rival, and influence meddling by the Lamwo Resident District
Commissioner Nabinson Kidega and Lamwo County MP Hilary Onek.
Lanyero asked the court to overturn Acora`s victory and task the Electoral
Commission to conduct a fresh election.
But on Monday, while reading the ruling Npalo Nasulu Hussein the Deputy
Registrar Gulu High Court said that Lanyero`s petition lacked enough evidence.
He added that the loser is free to appeal the ruling within two weeks after the
Lanyero`s lawyer Justus Karuhanga expressed unhappiness with the ruling and
said that they will appeal against the ruling.
The Lamwo district Woman Parliamentary race attracted six candidates which
included; Lamunu Nancy (Independent), Nyeko Jones Jennifer (Alliance for
National Transformation), Lanyero Sarah Ochieng (Independent), Labote Faith
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Human rights abuses and denied access to land by security and government agencies has been the major aftermath of the contest over the lands. The underprivileged such as women, children and the elderly faced challenges in accessing soc