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Tiperu Withdraws Appeal Against Wadri’s Election

NRM’s Nusura Tiperu has withdrawn a case in which she had appealed in the Appellant Court challenging High Court’s decision of upholding Hon Kasiano Wadri’s election as Arua Municipality Member of Parliament.

The election petition was thrown out of High Court in 2019 on grounds that the petitioner failed to convince the presiding judge that there were irregularities in the elections which brought Kasiano to Parliament.

However, Tiperu petitioned the Court of Appeal seeking to nullify the whole electoral process.

In the special court of appeal court presided over by Geofrey Kiryabwire, Elizabeth Musoke and Irene Mulyagonja   which commenced today, this appeal was among the first cases to be heard.

When it came however, Tiperu’s lawyers led by Rashid Babu told court that they had been asked by their client to withdraw the matter

“The appeal was fixed for hearing this morning but when we served our client, she said she had lost interest in the appeal. We have already filed a withdrawal notice dated July,16, 2020 and served the respondents,”Babu told court.

Having received no objection from Kasiano’s legal team, court accepted the request and ordered Tiperu to pay costs

 

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