Kidandala last month Petitioned the High Court in Kampala seeking to overturn the election of Segirinya on grounds that he does not possess the required minimum academic qualification of an MP.
But now the Electoral Commission says Kidandala is not entitled to overturn elections that were conducted in compliance with the provisions and principles laid down in the Electoral Laws of Uganda.
The nomination, Election and gazetting of Ssegirinya by the Electoral Commission as MP Kawempe North Constituency in Kampala was done in accordance with the law having found him possessing the minimum qualification of Advanced Level.
EC adds that the MP elect is duly registered as a voter in addition to fulfilment of other nomination requirements.
“Segirinya was lawfully and validly nominated, elected, declared and gazetted as winner of the said Election having been found dully academically qualified and obtaining the highest number of votes cast” EC pointed out.
However, the Electoral Commission says Kidandala is not entitled to any of the reliefs sought because Ssegirinya’s nomination and election was conducted in compliance with the provisions and principles laid down in the Electoral Laws of Uganda.
According to the affidavit of Barbra Mulimira the Returning Officer of Kampala Electoral District; at the time of nomination, Ssegirinya presented a duly filled nomination form accompanied by academic qualifications of UCE(Senior 4) and UACE ( Senior 6) both in the names of “Ssegirinya Richard” from Pimbas Secondary School and a Deed Poll for changing of names from “Segirinya Richard” to “Segirinya Mohammed”.