The petition was filed by Jacqueline Kobusingye Birungi. Birungi who contested as an independent candidate accuses Nantaba of forging the A-Level results she presented from Mukono Town Academy dated 1998.
Idah Nantaba and her Lawyer Ambrose Tibyasa standing outside the courtroom on Monday.
The High Court in Mukono has dismissed the second election
petition against the Kayunga Woman MP Idah Nantaba.
The petition was filed by Jacqueline Kobusingye Birungi. Birungi
who contested as an independent candidate accuses Nantaba of forging the
A-Level results she presented from Mukono Town Academy dated 1998.
Birungi argued that Nantaba’s ‘O’ level certificate issued in 1996 bears the
initial ‘E’ and advanced certificate issued in 1998 bears only the name
Nantaba’s Lawyer Ambrose Tebyasa told the court that her client
clarified the names Nantaba Idah, Nantaba Idah E, and Nantaba Idah Erios in a
statutory declaration which was gazetted in the Uganda Gazette of October 2,
Kayunga District EC Returning Officer Rashid Musinguzi also told the court that
Nantaba presented all the required documents including a Statutory Declaration
explaining the discrepancies in her names and that nothing was stopping her
from being nominated.
Justice Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya in her ruling sent to the involved parties via
email says the claims lack proof attached in support as required.
She noted that Birungi did not adduce evidence to prove that Nantaba was not
the genuine owner of the O and A level certificates, besides attaching a copy
of a statutory declaration clarifying mistakes in her name.
“In conclusion, I find that the 1st Respondent was academically qualified to be
nominated, elected and declared winner of the election of Woman Member of
Parliament, Kayunga District by the 2nd Respondent. This petition is hereby
dismissed with costs to the Respondents.”Lady Justice Kazaarwe ruled.
Last week, the court dismissed a petition that was filed against Nantaba by
Ritah Naabadda a voter in Kayunga District. She accused Nantaba of bribing