Nakato Vs Babirye (ELECTION PETITION APPEAL NO. 0089 OF 2016) [2017] UGCA 53 (7 August 2017);


Search Summary: 

The applicant lodged appeal contesting the
decision of the trial judge. The appellant
averred that the trail judge erred in requiring
the appellant to prove her allegations of
electoral malpractices on a higher standard
than required by law.

Headnote and Holding: 

Court held that the standard of appeal

required in election petitions was to the
satisfaction of court. Court added that
satisfaction of court went hand in hand with
balance of probabilities. Court added that
were the allegations of electoral offences
were from both parties, independent evidence
was required, which was missing.
Court was not convinced that the applicant
had proved the allegations of voter bribery to
the satisfaction of court and that the trial
judge was right in dismissing the petition for
the same reason.
Court accordingly dismissed the appeal.


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