Another MP Loses Seat

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Ssozi was kicked out of parliament this morning by Justice Margaret Mutonyi in her judgment on an election petition filed by his rival, Dr. Nabatanzi Lugudde.

 Isaac Mulindwa Ssozi, the newly elected Lugazi municipality legislator has lost his parliamentary seat due to lack of the requisite academic qualifications.
 
Ssozi was kicked out of parliament this morning by Justice Margaret Mutonyi in her judgment on an election petition filed by his rival, Dr. Nabatanzi Lugudde.

 
Court found that Mulindwa lacks the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) certificate.  In her petition, Dr. Nabatanzi Lugudde accused Mulindwa of using the certificate of Hassan Mulindwa, which amounts to impersonation

 
Court also noted that Mulindwa didn't possess the National Identity card to prove that he is a citizen. Court has ordered Electoral Commission to conduct fresh elections.

 
The ruling comes days after High Court in Kampala threw out Busiro South MP, Peter Ssematimba on grounds that he lacks the requisite academic qualifications.

 

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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.