Hearing of the most awaited court case in which Forum for Democratic Change Vice President, Proscovia Salaamu Musumba sued the 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda, Rebecca Kadaga, for allegedly rigging the Januray 14, Kamuli District Woman MP polls commences this Wednesday 18 August at Jinja High Court.
Musumuba accuses the former speaker of Parliament of committing a spate electoral offences during campaigns and on the polling day.
In her petition, Musumba alleges that the Electoral Commission (EC) returning officer for Kamuli District arbitrarily and irregularly declared Kadaga as the elected District Woman Representive.
Musumba in an earlier interview told the Eagle Online that Kadaga personally and through her agents bribed voters with money, tents, motor vehicles, motorcycles, chicks, iron sheets, hand hoes, gomesi and many other items.
Through her lawyers led by Galisonga & Co. Advocates and Isabirye & Co. Advocates, Musumba sued both the Electoral Commission for failing to conduct a free and fair election and Kadaga accusing her of voter bribery and rigging.
Kadaga was declared the winner of the Kamuli District Woman MP seat with 92,388 votes while Musumba got 26,851 votes.
Musumba wants Court to nullify Kadaga’s victory and order for fresh elections be organized, conducted and held again in Kamuli.