- The race was won by Connie Galiwango.
- Court said the application lacked merit.
- Wanyoto wanted to use court to declare her winner
The Mbale High Court Judge Andrew Bashaija has dismissed an application filed by NRM's Lydia Wanyoto in which she sought to amend her Election Petition and introduce Fresh Evidence.
Wanyoto was defeated by Connie Galiwango in the election of the Mbale Woman Member of Parliament but wants Court to nullify her victory on grounds of electoral malpractices.
In her application, Wanyoto wanted Court to allow her make amendments to the petition, including asking Court to cancel results from 147 polling stations that her rival massively won and declared her winner.
Now justice Bashaija ruled that the application lacked merit and ordered her to pay costs to Galiwango.
Galiwango's legal team had asked Court to dismiss the application on grounds that it lacked merit since the applicant didn't want to face the people in any event the petition is allowed.
Its against this that justice Bashaija added that Wanyoto feared the voters and wanted to use Court to declare her winner.
The specific polling stations in which Wanyoto had asked Court to cancel their results, would automatically put her ahead of Galiwango if Court had agreed to the amendments.