Aciro Vs Okumu & Anor (ELECTION PETITION APPEAL NO. 009 OF 2015) [2017] UGCA 127 (16 August 2017);


Search Summary: 

The applicant; petitioner at trial was
dissatisfied with the dismissal of her petition.
She appealed averring that the trail judge had
erred in failing to properly evaluate the
evidence and therefore reaching a wrong

Headnote and Holding: 

Court held that the applicant relied on

defamatory claims. Court was of the opinion
that the claims were not set out verbatim as
required of defamation claims and that they
were therefore defectively framed. Court
added that the applicant had not stated the
law under which the claims were based.
Court accordingly held that the applicant had
failed to prove any of the electoral offences
claimed to prove that the election of the first
respondent was marred by noncompliance
with electoral laws. Court dismissed the


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