NEWS– The Court of Appeal has dismissed an application by the loser in Ndorwa East, Begumisa Protazio to table new evidence in the court.
The Court of Appeal will now base their judgement on the evidence that was already presented in the High court to deliver it’s ruling.
Begumisa accuses Hon Wilfred Niwagaba of rigging, voter bribery and harassing his agents and according to the petition, Niwagaba is reported to have connived with a one Alexander Kyokwijuka, a business consultant and a resident of Kigarama in Maziba and Buhara Sub Counties.
Begumisa also alleges that Hon Niwagaba connived with Police officers who had been deployed in Ndorwa East to rig his victory and also argues that on reaching the tally Centre that was held at Kabale District Council hall at Makanga hill, Kabale municipality, Niwagaba connived with the Returning Officer Nadulli to alter the results, something that the High court has since dismissed as baseless allegations.
Protazio Begumisa who was the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party flag bearer garnered 15, 826 votes while Hon Niwagaba got 15,962 votes.
Today’s Court of Appeal ruling means that Begumisa hopes are slowly being shuttered, and may have to wait to tussle it out with Alexander Kyokwijuka the humble citizen from Kigarama in 2026 if he chooses to contest.
New firebrand Alexander Kyokwijuka has been harboring aspirations to represent Ndorwa East in 2026 with a network of young people whom he is working with, however, it remains unclear whether Protazio Begumisa will now come back to contest in 2026.
The Court of Appeal is yet to give it’s ruling on the application by Hon Wilfred Niwagaba’s lawyers to throw out the whole case, which ruling has been reserved on notice.