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EXCLUSIVE: Bukedea MP Aspirant Amongin Trashes Nomination Petition Claims

Bukedea District Woman MP NRM aspirant has trashed reports that her she will not be allowed to participate in the NRM party Primaries following her nomination petition.

According to the information obtained by Kampala Sqoop, Amongin Monday 31 got shocked to hear that her nomination process was petitioned by a one Umar Okodel through Magna Advocates.

Amongin told our reporter,” I was shocked this morning when I went to NRM Electoral commission only to be told that my nomination was petitioned on the 14th of August.”

A copy of the Petition

Amongin said, “Surprisingly, I was told to hand in my nomination forms which i didn’t move with when I asked them to show me the petition.”

“For sure I was not shown the petition and I wondered why I can’t be allowed to see a petition that is directly aimed at barring me from achieving my political goal,”

Kampala Sqoop understands that the petition hearing is set for September 1.

She however revealed that she has decided to let the issue be handled legally.

According to her, this is a move staged by her opponent to oppress and block her from the elections.

Amongin also revealed that she is still in the race because she has no official petition and no disqualification from NRM.

“I am still in the race because I don’t have any official petition and at the NRM Secretariat,I was told my nomination is still valid.”

However, according to the Parliamentary Elections Act 2001, Article 4 part iii sub section (e) states that a person is not qualified for election as a member of Parliament if that person is under a sentence of death or a sentence of imprison-ment exceeding nine months imposed by any competent court without the option of a fine.

This is a developing story; we shall be updating you as it unfolds.

One Comment

  1. Your reference to the law does not tag with the story. I think you needed to tell us the aspect that Amongin was recently sentenced to two years in Prison for operating an illegal drug shop. This accordingly bars her from contesting in an elective position.

    According to the Parliamentary Elections Act 2001, Article 4 part iii sub section (e), a person is not qualified for election as a member of Parliament if that person is under a sentence of death or a serving sentence of imprisonment exceeding nine months imposed by any competent court without the option of a fine.

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