The three Court of Appeal justices have overturned the High Court ruling that had nullified the election of NRM’s Vincent Woboya as a validly elected MP for Budadiri East constituency on grounds that he failed to abide by Electoral laws when he failed to retire from public office before contesting.
On nullifying Woboya’s election, Mbale High Court Judge Andrew Bashaija ruled that Woboya had failed to bring enough evidence to prove that he had resigned from the Office of the Prime Minister before his nomination.
Being dissatisfied with the court’s ruling, Woboya rushed to the court of appeal — which has today Friday ruled in his favor.
In their unanimous ruling, all the three Court of Appeal judges namely; the Deputy chief justice Alfonse Owinyi Dollo, Stephen Kavuma and Paul Mugamba were satisfied that there was clear evidence showing that Woboya resigned from office 90 days before his nomination.
The judges have went ahead and cited the evidence on record from the Stanbic Bank, where he ceased getting salary on his Account from Government in June 2015 and also the letter he wrote to the pension’s authority informing his retirement to that effect.
The justices have allowed this appeal and the result quashed and set aside the high court decision.
They have confirmed the election of Woboya thereby ordering his rival FDC’s Isiah Sasaga to pay the costs of the petition at both levels.