By Watchdog reporter
Court of Appeal has thrown out the election petition of Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Alice Alaso and stayed election of Hellen Adoa (NRM) as Serere Woman MP.
Alaso also has been ordered to pay for damages caused in the whole process.
Earlier, Court had cancelled Adoa’s victory following a petition by Alice Alaso.
On the other hand, last week court of Appeal also ordered for fresh elections in Aruu North, Pader after it faulted Opposition’s Lucy Achiro for obstructing a vote recount demanded by NRM Nabinson Kidega.
Achiro had defeated Kidega with a two-vote margin and together with Hon Odonga Otto led a mob to destroy ballot boxes and defeated a recount process.
According to Kidega, he is confident of winning the seat in the fresh election.
Achiro polled 8,599 of the total votes against Kidega’s 8,597. In his April 2 2016 petition, Kidega accused his rival and the Electoral Commission of connivance to strip him of victory.
Through his lawyers, Kidega stated that he was not satisfied with EC and how it conducted elections where his rival destroyed election results meant to be recounted.
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