Why over 50 MP election petitions were thrown out

Mbale City Woman MP Connie Galiwango addresses journalists in Mbale City shortly after court dismissed an election case filed against her by Ms Lydia Wanyoto, the NRM flag bearer. Photo/Fred Wambede

What you need to know:

The likelihood of having many by-elections in the post-2021 General Election is becoming unlikely after judges have thrown out one petition after another. 

After every general election cycle in Uganda, there is always expectation that months down the road, the country would be plunged into a flurry of election activities after the courts have overturned a number of parliamentary and local council election results.
Although the Supreme Court has never overturned a presidential election, parliamentary by-elections have become a permanent fixture in Uganda’s electoral calendar.


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