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KASHONGI COUNTY MP GENENSIO PETITIONS COURT TO CANCEL THE VICTORY OF TAYEBWA

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The Incumbent Kashongi County MP Genesio Tumuramye has petitioned the High Court to nullify the outcome of the recent general election which was won by his archrival Herbert Tayebwa Musasizi.

Tumuramye, who contested as an independent candidate lost the race with 7,500 votes, while Musasizi, a candidate for the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party polled 7,790 votes while Joseph Asiimwe of the Forum for Democratic-FDC party secured only 12 votes.

But Tumuramye accuses his opponent of engaging in Voter bribery, intimidation, ballot stuffing among other electoral malpractices.

He adds that many of his agents were dismissed from polling stations to facilitate rigging, on polling day.

Tumuramye says that all actions contradicted provisions of the Parliamentary Elections Act, and denied him victory.

Through his Lawyers of M/s Katembeko & Co. Advocates, Tumuramye prays that the Court grants that the declaration of the elections for Kashongi County Constituency was not conducted in compliance with the law governing the conduct of elections, which substantially affected the outcome of the elections.

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