Mityana District Woman MP-elect Joyce Bagala has said that she’s confident court will maintain her January 14 victory despite Minister Nabakooba seeking court to overturn her win.
On March 15, Nabakooba petitioned Mubende High Court seeking nullification of Bagala’s victory. She accuses the area EC officials of failing to legitimately do their job hence costing her victory.
The minister claims that several presiding officers in the area connived with Bagala and altered the Declaration forms on top of bribing voters on voting day. She also accuses Bagala of using security operatives to intimidate her voters.
Bagala confirms being served with copies of the petition but wonders how a high profile person in government can base on laughable allegations to overturn her win.
Bagala was declared winner with 64,305 votes while the minister who was the incumbent came second with 48,078 votes.
The former journalist says the petition is wastage of time but nonetheless her lawyers are ready to take on the minister.
“It sounds weird that I connived with security operatives to rig votes. A person who is a minister, a former police spokesperson who has powers to order police what she wants to allege that I connived with security operatives!” says Bagala.