By Sania Babirye
FDC’s Sizomu Gershom Rabbi Wambedde has retained his Bungokho North Constituency seat in Mbale District.
This after three court of appeal justices led by deputy chief justice Steven Kavuuma upheld the Mbale High court ruling that declared that he was the validly elected area MP.
While dismissing the appeal the Justices ruled that the appeal lacked merit saying they did not agree with Mashete since Rabbi means “Teacher “of Jewish Law which tittle the MP acquired but does not mean a king of Jews as he had alleged.
NRM’s Mashete Magomu Peter challenged his victory on grounds that the MP Sizomu Gershom Rabbi Wambedde being a cultural leader, (rabbi) king of the jews did not have the right to contest for a political position.
Mashete had also accused MP Rabbi of lacking the requisite academic qualifications for election as MP of Bungokho North Constituency, having presented to the Electoral Commission verification letters from UNEB instead of his O and A level Certificates that he says we’re lost.
He has also been ordered to pay costs of the suit.
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