Court ejects NRM’s Taban Amin Tampo from parliament

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Kibanda North Member of Parliament Taban Idi Amin Tampo has lost his seat after the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of his opponent today.

Justices Stephen Kavuma, Cheborion Barishaki and Paul Kahaibale Mugamba ordered the Electoral Commission to hold fresh elections for Kibanda North constituency in Kiryandongo district.

In September last year, Masindi High Court dismissed Otada’s election petition, filed against Tampo and the Electoral Commission, due to insufficient evidence. Otada challenged the High Court ruling in the Court of Appeal.

In the September 13, 2016 ruling, Justice Elizabeth Nahamya had dismissed the petition and upheld Taban Tampo Amin’s election victory.

Justice Nahamya found no substantial noncompliance with electoral laws leading to illegal nomination and Election of Taban Amin as claimed by Otada.

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