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Wakayima appeals court ruling on Nansana municipality MP seat

By Dorcus Lamwaka, Betty Amamukirori, Barbra Kabahumuza

Added 29th July 2016 11:40 AM

Okwanga in his ruling said that the name Wakayima Musoke Nsereko which he used for his nomination for the seat does not appear in the voters' register of Nansana Municipality but rather the name Musoke Hannington Nsereko

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Okwanga in his ruling said that the name Wakayima Musoke Nsereko which he used for his nomination for the seat does not appear in the voters' register of Nansana Municipality but rather the name Musoke Hannington Nsereko

PIC: : Ousted MP Wakayima Musoke Nsereko

Seven days after being thrown out of parliament after court found that he was not a registered voter for the newly created municipality, Wakayima Musoke Nsereko, has filed a notice of appealed challenging the ruling.

In a notice of appeal filed on Wednesday at the court of appeal, Wakayima stated that he is dissatisfied with the decision of Justice Vicent Okwanga of the High Court delivered on July 20, 2016, and wishes to appeal against the whole judgment.

Okwanga in his ruling said that the name Wakayima Musoke Nsereko which he used for his nomination for the seat does not appear in the voters' register of Nansana Municipality but rather the name Musoke Hannington Nsereko which validly appears on his national identification card.

The Judge then declared NRM's Robert Kasule Ssebunya, who had become second in the elections, as the area MP.

In the notice of appeal, Wakayima attached a letter dated July 22, written to the executive director National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) requesting for certified copies of the details of his registration.

"Our client requests for a certified copy of the details of his registration which has become a matter of controversy and litigation. We therefore, pray that you be pleased to avail us with the said data," reads part of the letter signed by his lawyers from Kabayiza Kavuma, Mugerwa & Ali Advocates.

His appeal joins the over 40 election petition appeals that the appellate court has received.


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