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Court rejects female youth MP recount

By Robert Atuhairwe

Added 15th March 2016 08:32 PM

The application was filed by Marcelina Busomoke, who was a losing candidate in the election, against three respondents

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Anna Ebaju Adeke’s supporters celebrate after the ruling. Photo by Robert Atuhairwe

The application was filed by Marcelina Busomoke, who was a losing candidate in the election, against three respondents

Voters broke out in excitement to congratulate Anna Ebaju Adeke after the Hoima chief magistrate; Geoffrey Emmy Sayekwo quashed an application seeking a vote recount for the national female youth Member of Parliament elections.

This was on Tuesday at the Hoima magistrate's court in Hoima town.

The application was filed by Marcelina Busomoke, who was a losing candidate in the election, against three respondents namely the Electoral Commission, returning officer Hoima (Idd Kaahwa) and Anna Ebaju Adeke an independent who was declared the winner with 128 votes.

Busomoke also an independent candidate came third with 87 votes while Ann Ruyondo Lumumba of NRM was second with 119 votes out of the 341 votes cast at the national elections that were held at Kontiki Hotel in Hoima on 7th March.

Sayekwo clarified that “since there is no communication from the applicant to the contrary or seeking any adjournment by 12:31PM. This application is therefore dismissed under order 9 rule 22 of civil procedure rules.”

He also maintained the status quo of the election results as declared by the first and second respondents with costs to the respondents.

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