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Hoima West Division MP Loser Petitions Court for Recount

Kasule who has sued Ruyonga together with the Electoral Commission wants the court to order for a recount of all the votes cast in the Hoima West Division constituency parliamentary race and the cost of the application be paid for.
A copy of the Court order issued to the Electoral Commission-EC and Joseph Ruyonga.

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Hoima Chief Magistrates Court has set January 25th, 2021, as the date to hear the petition filed by Ismail Kasule, a loser in the Hoima West Parliamentary race who is seeking for a vote recount.

Kasule who contested on the Alliance for National Transformation- ANT party ticket was second in the race that was won by Dr Joseph Ruyonga, of the ruling National Resistance Movement- NRM party. Kasule polled 6,212 against Ruyonga’s 6,369 votes.  

Kasule who has sued Ruyonga together with the Electoral Commission wants the court to order for a recount of all the votes cast in the Hoima West Division constituency parliamentary race and the cost of the application be paid for.

He contends that there were several irregularities during the counting and declaration of results by the Electoral Commission.

Kasule alleges that there was the manipulation on the declaration of result forms leading to the declaration and tallying of wrong results.

According to Kasule, there is a need for a recount to physically ascertain the actual votes cast, votes declared invalid and votes declared as spoilt to uphold the integrity of counting and declaration of results.  

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The Hoima West division Parliamentary seat attracted five candidates.  They included Ruyonga, Kasule of the Alliance for National Transformation-ANT, Ronald Tumusiime, Shem Byakagaba and Geoffrey Beraheru, all independent candidates. 

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