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COURT OF APPEAL ORDERS FOR FRESH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN SOROTI CITY EAST CONSTITUENCY

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The Court of Appeal has annulled the election of Moses Okia Attan and ordered for fresh election for the directly-elected MP for Soroti City East Constituency.

In their unanimous ruling, three justices led by Cheborion Barishaki nullified the election of Okia’s victory on grounds that it was illegal for the Electoral Commission (EC) to reconstitute the boundaries of Soroti City East Constituency by removing the parishes of Aloet and Opilyai and placing them under Soroti City West Constituency.

Other justices included Stephen Musota and Christopher Gashirabake.

The trio justices said they had no reason to fault the earlier decision of the High Court in Soroti that had also annulled Okia’s victory.

MP Okia’s victory had been challenged by his political rival, Herbert Edmund Ariko, who stated that there were election malpractices and voter disenfranchisement.

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