Why Bunyole West Election Petition Case Was Withdrawn

By Weswa Ronnie




On Monday 6th September 2021, an election petition lodged at Mbale High Court against the incumbent Member of Parliament, Geoffrey Mutibwa was withdrawn.


The petition had been filed by the former MP, James Waluswaka who had accused Mutibwa (NRM) among other things of vote rigging ballot stuffing and lack of academic qualifications.


Whereas, Engineer Waluswaka told the media shortly after withdrawing the petition that he did it in good faith and for the good of the NRM Party, lawyers representing Mutibwa have a different version.


Waluswaka even went to the extent of urging his supporters to be calm and give chance to Mutibwa as they wait for 2026 arguing that he is still available.


However, Yusufu Mutembule one of the lawyers representing Mutibwa said he was not shocked about the withdraw of the case because  Waluswaka discovered that he had no enough evidence to prove vote rigging as he claimed.


Mutembule also revealed that for the good of Butaleja, Waluswaka will not be subjected to any costs but will only pay Mutibwa’s lawyers.


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