Museveni’s Brother Drags NRM Party To Court Over His ‘Stolen’ Victory In Mawogola North

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Museveni's Brother Drags NRM Party To Court Over His 'Stolen' Victory In Mawogola North
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By Echonewsug

 Kampala: Mawogola North Parliamentary candidate Godfrey Aine Kaguta also known as Sodo has dragged the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM Party) to court seeking to overturn its decision to deny him the party flag in the 2021 General Elections.

In the case filed on November 25th at the Kampala High Court’s Civil Division, Sodo, who is President Yoweri Museveni’s younger  brother asked the court to cancel the decision of the NRM Tribunal which led to him being denied the NRM flag for Mawogola North.

Sodo sued NRM for failure to announce him as its official candidate for the Mawogola North parliamentary seat in Sembabule district.

The NRM Tribunal recommended the matter to the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the NRM which subsequently withdrew the NRM flag from Mr. Aine.
Currently, Mawogola North Constituency does not have an NRM flag bearer and both Musherure and Sodo were nominated by the Electoral Commission as independents.

However, when the suit came up for hearing on Tuesday before Justice Musa Ssekaana, Shartsi through her lawyer David Mpanga asked to be added as a respondent to the suit claiming that she holds the same position with the NRM electoral body and Central Executive Committee that neither she nor Sodo won the highly contentious Mawogola North NRM party primaries.

There fore this has prompted High court Judge justice Ssekaana to set Monday next week to decide on whether or not to allow Musherure Shartsi Kutesa, one of the candidates for the Mawogola North constituency parliamentary seat to join an application filed by her rival Sodo Aine Kaguta against the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party.

Shartsi, who seeks to replace her father and Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kahamba Kutesa, disputed the outcome of the NRM primaries where she lost to President Museveni’s younger brother, Kaguta on September 30th, 2020. The Sembabule NRM District Returning Officer, William Katokozi, declared Sodo winner with 17,343 votes followed by Musherure with 16,104 votes.

Shartsi contested the results and accordingly petitioned the party elections tribunal arguing that the elections were marred by gross irregularities. The tribunal chaired by Enoch Barata failed to take a final decision on the petition and instead forwarded the matter to the Central Executive Committee-CEC for guidance, which wasn’t provided.

The CEC referred the matter to the party Vice-Chairperson, Al-Hajj Moses Kigongo who allowed the two candidates to run as independents but Sodo is still exploring his chances to be announced as the NRM candidate while challenging the decision of CEC to cancel his victory and delaying its decision on his appeal which he states was given after the gazetted nomination dates for parliamentary elections by the Independent Electoral Commission.

 

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  • it shall be well with him, good thing his family already has money

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