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Court Upholds Election of Nokrach


William Nokrach, the Northern Uganda Member of Parliament for Persons with Disabilities- PWD has survived an election petition.
On Friday, Justice Joseph Mulangira threw out an election petition filed by Joyce Okeny Achan challenging the election of Nokrach.
Achan contested for the Northern Uganda PWD MP on the National Resistance Movement party ticket and lost to Nokrach.
Nokrach garnered 286 votes against Achan’s 255 votes.
As a result, Achan petitioned court challenging the election of Nokrach on grounds of using forged academic documents and voter bribery.
She claimed that Nokrach forged his academic papers contrary to claims that he sat his exams at Gulu College and Caltech Academy.
But Justice Joseph Mulangira threw out the petition citing lack of sufficient evidence.
He said the claim by Achan that his rival sent 10 million Shillings to some people, doesn’t prove that he was trying to bribe voters, adding that the money could have been for anything else.
On the issue of academic papers, Justice Mulangira said Nokrach has valid papers since he has an examination center registration number.
Nokrach welcomed the ruling and called for Unity among PWDs.

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