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Minister Otaala sues NRM over poll results

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th September 2010 03:00 AM

STATE minister for labour Emmanuel Otaala has sued the NRM, asking the High Court to stay the announcement of the results for the party’s primary elections for West Budama South constituency.

STATE minister for labour Emmanuel Otaala has sued the NRM, asking the High Court to stay the announcement of the results for the party’s primary elections for West Budama South constituency.

By Angela Nalumansi

STATE minister for labour Emmanuel Otaala has sued the NRM, asking the High Court to stay the announcement of the results for the party’s primary elections for West Budama South constituency.

Otaala has also filed an application for a judicial review to compel NRM to tally the votes from the five sub-counties in the constituency.

The minister and incumbent MP for West Budama South, lost to Jacob Oboth.
In the results announced last week from Magoola, Rubongi, Nabuyoga and Mulanda sub-counties, the returning officer, Mohammed Yawe, stated that Oboth had polled 17,835 votes, while Otaala got 11,123.

Results from Iyolwa were set aside following a court injunction in Mbale High Court, instructing the party authorities to stay the voting exercise in the sub-county.

In his plea at the Kampala High Court, Otaala said he would win if all the votes in the five sub-counties were tallied, adding that most of his supporters were in the densely populated Iyolwa sub-county.

He further added that if the party went on to declare the winner without the Iyolwa results, it will occasion a great injustice to himself and the voters.

Francis Okecho, one of the returning officers, said Otaala had won in Mugola sub-county with 3,850 votes.

Minister Otaala sues NRM over poll results

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