Hoima Chief Magistrates Court has rejected an application for a vote recount in Hoima West Division constituency.
The application was filed by Ismail Kasule who contested on the Alliance for National Transformation party ticket, against Dr Joseph Ruyonga of the National Resistance Movement.
Dr. Ruyonga emerged winner of the race with 6,396 votes against Kasule’s 6,212 votes.
According to Kasule, there were several omissions during the counting and declaration of results by the Electoral Commission, and as a result, he lost votes and paved way for Ruyonga’s win with a margin of 184 votes.
Kasule thought the recount would ascertain the
actual votes cast, votes declared invalid and votes declared as spoilt.
But in his ruling, George Obong, the Hoima Chief Magistrate said the applicant did not adduce enough evidence to show numerical errors as he claimed and dismissed the case with costs to the respondents.
Speaking shortly after the court ruling, Kasule expressed dissatisfaction, adding that he is going to appeal the ruling in the High Court, next week, before the EC gazettes the elected MPs. Mr. Kasule speaking……
Dr. Ruyonga expressed happiness over the verdict and asked Kasule to accept defeat because at the end of the day, there should be one winnerand a loser in a political game. Dr. Ruyonga speaking……