FDC’s Salaamu Musumba withdraws election petition against Rebecca Kadaga

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Vice President, Ms Proscovia Salaamu Musumba has withdrawn a petition she filed against Ms Rebecca Kadaga Alitwala challenging her election as the Kamuli District Woman Member of Parliament.

Kadaga, who is also the first Deputy Prime Minister and former Speaker of Parliament won the Kamuli District Woman Member of Parliament seat with 92,388 votes defeating her opponent, Ms Musumba who got 26,851 votes.

Dissatisfied with the election outcome, Ms Musumba filed a petition at Jinja High Court accusing Ms Kadaga of electoral offences during the campaigns and on the polling day.

She further contended that the Electoral Commission (EC) didn’t conduct a free and fair election and arbitrarily declared Ms Kadaga as the elected Kamuli District Woman Member of Parliament.

Ms Musumba further alleged that her genuine poll results were reduced at several polling stations while Kadaga’s votes were increased which led to the denial of her well deserved victory.

The Judiciary assigned 4 Judges to handle election petition cases at the Jinja High Court.

Jinja High Court has the second highest number of Judges to handle election petitions after Mbale High Court which was assigned 6 judges to handle 31 election petitions.

The Judiciary commenced hearing of parliamentary election petitions on Monday, August 26,2021.

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