By Jael Namiganda
The Court of Appeal has declared Kaabong distirct woman MP seat vacant after it nullified the victory of inccumbet Christine Tubo Nakwang.
The court of appeal upheld the decision of Soroti High court judge Billy Kainamura which nullified the election of Tubo on grounds that she bribed her way to parliament with money and alcohol.
Justices Kenneth Kakuru, Alfonse Owiny Dollo and Richard Buteera concurred with justice Kainamura and ruled that they properly evaluated the evidence on bribery allegations and therefore reached at a fair conclusion that the EC should conduct a by-election to fill the vacant position.
The petitioner Lily Rose Akello accused Tubo of bribing voters of Kathile Trading Centre, Kathile West, Namamutau and Nikwapicha villages on the eve of the 18, February,2016 polls.
The Justices thus dismissed Tubo’s appeal with costs and ordered the Electoral Commission to conduct fresh elections.