Acheng Vs Abongo (Election Petition Appeal No. 0058 of 2016) [2017] UGCA 16 (29 August 2017)

Civil Procedure|Appeals and reviews
Case summary
Court held that the trial judge decided that since the appellant had scored an ungraded division at primary level, she was not qualified to proceed to secondary school. Court disagreed and held that since the appellant had sat prior to the formalisation of education under the Education Pre Primary Act of 2010 she had lawfully proceeded to secondary school. Court also added that the appellant had the requisite documents because the institutions which had awarded the certificates had not withdrawn then and that court could not usurp the powers of legitimate institutions. Court held that the appellant was eligibly nominated. Court accordingly allowed the appeal, set aside the trial judge’s decision and declared the appellant as validly elected

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