The Court of Appeal thrown out of Parliament Aruu North legislator Lucy Aciro Otim citing noncompliance with the election laws.
Court has therefore ordered for a by-election.
Three judges; Richard Buteera, Barishaki Cheborion and Paul Mugamba dismissed an appeal by Achiro in which she had faulted the high court judge, David Matovu who had initially ruled for the nullification of the same.
Court of Appeal agreed with high court that what transpired at the magistrate’s court and the police station at Pader district did not conform to the electoral laws of Uganda.
Nabinson Kidega an NRM candidate petitioned Gulu High Court after losing to Aciro, an independent and Electoral Comission for alleged noncompliance with the electoral laws.
Achiro polled 8,599 of the total votes against Kidega’s 8,597. In his April 2 petition, Mr Kidega accused his rival and the Electoral Commission of connivance to strip him of victory.
Last year, Kitgum Magistrates Court ordered for a vote recount but it was never conducted after boxes containing some of the ballots were destroyed by rowdy residents who raided Pader Central Police Station where they were being kept.