ANT’s Paul Mwiru has failed to oust NRM’s Nathan Igeme Nabeta out of the Jinja East Parliamentary seat.
Justices Christopher Madrama, Elizabeth Musoke and Hellen Obura have dismissed Mwiru’s application, of extending time within which to file and serve his memorandum of Appeal to Nabeta, revealing that by doing so, it would defeat the purpose of setting time-frames in hearing and determining election appeals.
Mwiru had challenged Nabeta’s election as MP on grounds of vote rigging, connivance with security operatives to frustrate ANT polling agents, and Conspiracy with electoral commission officials to rob his victory even though the DR forms clearly show that he won the hotly contested election.
Mwiru petitioned the court of Appeal after the Jinja Highcourt dismissed his election petition, for failure to produce sufficient evidence to prove the allegations.
Nabeta won the election with 5,621 and Paul Mwiru got 5,355 votes respectively.