Nyabyeya College Election Case Pushed to March

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The college principal Wilson Kasolo was sued in September last year by Gorette Tugume, one of the Guild Presidential contenders. Tugume accuses the principal of failing to swear her in despite the fact that she had been declared winner of the elections.

High Court in Masindi has adjourned to March 23rd hearing of the case filed against Nyabyeya Forestry College principal over last year’s disputed guild elections at the college.
 
The college principal Wilson Kasolo was sued in September last year by Gorette Tugume, one of the Guild Presidential contenders. Tugume accuses the principal of failing to swear her in despite the fact that she had been declared winner of the elections.
 
According to results released by the college electoral commission chairman Anthony Okok,
Tugume beat his closest rival Godfrey Okiror by six votes.
 
In a suit through her lawyer KB Mosses, Tugume accuses the principal of delaying her swearing in to give her rival, Okiror time to challenge her victory and cause a re-run alleging electoral irregularities.
 
Tugume is challenging calls for a re-run terming it a ploy by the college principal to favour her rival. 

On Wednesday Anthony Okok tendered in court the election results against the cast ballots accompanied by a letter by the college principal that called for a re-run.
 
The presiding judge, Justice Ralph Ocan adjourned the case hearing to March 23rd following a request by the complainant's lawyer for court to critically examine the results.
 
The disputed guild elections were held in April last year.