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Court Dismisses Petition Against Bulamogi MP

Delivering the verdict, Justice Godfrey Namundi noted that the petitioner, Simon Muyanga Lutaaya, failed to produce substantial evidence of the alleged election malpractice against Lubogo.
19 Aug 2016 18:26
The High Court in Jinja has today dismissed a petition filed against Bulamogi County Member of Parliament Kenneth Lubogo. 

Delivering the verdict, Justice Godfrey Namundi  noted that the petitioner, Simon Muyanga Lutaaya, failed to produce substantial evidence of the alleged election malpractice against Lubogo.

Lutaaya accused Lubogo of voter bribery, intimidation and harassment of his supporters and also claimed that in some areas votes were not tallied.

“I find that the petitioner failed to produce substantial evidence to challenge the election of the defendant. The petition is accordingly dismissed with costs.”  Namundi ruled during a court sitting that lasted for about two hours, drawing excitement from Lubogo and his supporters.

Namundi told the petitioner and defendant that they would be availed with the detailed copies of the ruling later. He also advised that Lutaaya had a right to appeal against the ruling in case he was aggrieved.

Lutaaya's lawyers could not give a comment, as they rushed to their vehicle and sped off after the ruling. 

Lubogo, a member of the ruling NRM party, garnered 19,179 votes against his Simon Muyanga Lutaaya of the opposition FDC party who got 16,546 votes.

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