High Court in Mbarara yesterday declared Isingiro West Constituency MP Rauben Arinaitwe as a validly elected to represent Isingiro West in the 11th Parliament.
This comes after the dismissal of National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate, Mr Anthony Tumwesgiye’s poll petition.
Mr Tuwmesigye had challenged Mr Arinaitwe’s victory on grounds that the Electoral Commission did not comply with the electoral laws which allegedly affected the results in a substantial manner.
Mr Arinaitwe, who was competing with three other candidates was declared the winner with 7,992 votes followed by Tumwesigye who garnered 7,975 votes while Emmanuel Byamugisha Rwabishari garnered 3,741 votes and Apophia Agiresaasi got 262 votes.
Having lost the January 14 election, Mr Tumwesigye applied for a vote recount at Chief Magistrate’s Court in Isingiro District but the application was dismissed.
Mr Tumwesigye had asked the court to declare him the winner or order the Electoral Commission to organize fresh elections.