Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko
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Kampala High Court Judge, Margaret Apinyi has set Monday 23rd August 2021 as the day for hearing of election challenging the declaration of Kampala Central MP Mohammad Nsereko.

On 10th March 2021 Bobi Wine’s Brother Fred Nyanzi Sentamu filed an electoral petition against the Electoral Commission, the Returning Officer Kampala Central Ms. Musiime Doreen and MP Nsereko Mohammed.

Appearing before Court for a pre hearing session, Nsereko Mohammad’s Lawyer Bernad Mutyaba told the presiding judge that his client is not aware of any petition filed against his victory.

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Through his lawyers led by Justin Ssemuyaba, Nyanza wants court to order for recounting of votes in the 50 Polling stations gazetted Kampala Central. Nsereko is the only MP who won the election in Kampala with the rest being won by the National Unity Platform (NUP).

“There was noncompliance and failure to conduct a free and fair election, which substantially affected the results,” Nyanzi’s lawyer said. Nyanzi averred that the electoral process was marred with malpractices and alterations of results. He told the Court that his client’s agents were threatened and chased away from polling stations.

Nyanzi contended the Electoral Commission connived with Nsereko to alter and manipulate results recorded on many of the Declaration of Results Forms. He said that the electoral fraud denied him victory since 2,557 votes that cannot be accounted for. Nsereko was declared winner after garnering 16,998 votes as his closest opponent, Nyanzi polled 15,975 giving a difference of 1,022 votes.

The three lawyers Ssemuyaba, Mutyaba, Edwin Tabaro who represented the Electoral commission were not ready to proceed with the hearing of the matter noting that they respectively had other Petitions in Mubende, Mbale and Gulu.