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Election petition against Minister Elioda Tumwesigye dismissed

High Court in Mbarara, Western Uganda has a dismissed an election petition against Sheema Municipality MP who also doubles as the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye.

Elioda Tumwesigye’s victory in the July 2018 Sheema Municipality Elections was challenged in court by loser and FDC Candidate Virginia Plan Mugyenyi.

Mugyenyi alleged that the whole electoral process was marred by voter bribery, voter intimidation, failure by the electoral commission to organise the election in a free and fair manner but has not found sufficient evidence to dismiss the victory of Elioda thereby dismissing the petition. Ms Mugyenyi has been ordered to pay the costs of the petition.

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