Forum for Democratic Change strongwoman Alice Alaso, who lost the Serere district woman parliamentary seat by a huge margin, has won a petition she filed against Hellen Adoa at the Soroti High Court.
Following the February 18 parliamentary elections, Serere district returning officer Atim Awori declared Adoa, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate, the winner with a huge margin of 16,111 votes.
But in April, Alaso, the FDC deputy president Eastern, went to court seeking fresh elections, a wish which was on Monday granted by Justice David Batema, who nullified Adoa’s election.
Ms Adoa’s ouster follows in the shadow of Masindi municipality MP, also Minister of State for Bunyoro Affairs Ernest Kiiza who last week lost his parliamentary seat after the High court found him guilty of electoral malpractices. He became the second minister in President Museveni’s post election cabinet to lose a parliamentary seat after the ouster of defence state minister Col (rtd) Charles Okello Engola.
Meanwhile, Alaso, the former chairperson of the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) last week said senior government officials tried to offer bribes to MPs to kill investigations into corruption scandals.
On Friday, while handing over the new leadership to Angeline Osegge, the Soroti Woman MP, Alaso claimed she turned down Shs a 2.1 billion bribe.