Makatu Vs Weswa & Anor (ELECTION PETITION APPEAL NO. 73 OF 2016) [2017] UGCA 128 (17 August 2017);


Search Summary: 

The appellant was dissatisfied with the
decision of the trial judge who nullified the
disputed election for noncompliance with
electoral laws. The appellant appealed
averring that the trial judge had failed to
properly evaluate the evidence availed as a

Headnote and Holding: 

Court considered whether the returning
officer had justification to cancel results at
one of the polling stations on the basis that

the voting at the said station had been grossly
marred by violence and malpractice.
Court held that there was no evidence to
prove that the disputed polling station had
been affected by violence.
Court accordingly tallied the votes at the
disputed polling station and set aside the
decision of the trial judge in nullifying the
election, court declared the 1 st respondent as
validly elected and awarded costs to him as
against the appellant and second respondent.


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