Voter challenges Busia Governor Ojaamong win in court

Thursday September 7 2017

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong after he was

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong after he was sworn in on August 21, 2017. A voter has filed a petition to challenge his win. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By GAITANO PESSA
More by this Author

A voter has filed a petition at the Busia High Court to challenge the election of Governor Sospeter Ojaamong.

The case was taken to court on the day that saw 10 other petitions targeting different elected leaders in the county filed.

Mr Peter Odima is a voter in Nambale constituency and was also Mr Ojaamong’s rival, Mr Paul Otuoma’s campaign manager.

In the petition filed Wednesday, Mr Odima claims the winner flouted electoral laws.

Mr Ojaamong of ODM won after garnering 135, 153 votes against Mr Otuoma’s 125, 905 votes.

Mr Otuoma contested the seat as an independent candidate after losing to Mr Ojaamong in the ODM primaries.

Other petitions filed on Wednesday were against the election of Teso North MP Oku Kaunya (ANC) and his Teso South counterpart Geoffrey Omuse (ODM).

Budalangi MP Raphael Wanjala’s win has also been challenged by two petitioners namely Mr John Ndagwa and Mercy Monda at the same court.

Other cases filed the Busia High Court include those challenging election of seven MCAs, according to Deputy Registrar Nancy Nanzushi.


                                    1. 8196101083 2018-01-23
                                    2. 2172121082 2018-01-23
                                    3. 6616301081 2018-01-23
                                    4. 9711621080 2018-01-23
                                    5. 4071601079 2018-01-23
                                    6. 8575311078 2018-01-22
                                    7. 6504161077 2018-01-22
                                    8. 6475951076 2018-01-22
                                    9. 1312951075 2018-01-22
                                    10. 2746621074 2018-01-22
                                    11. 151871073 2018-01-22
                                    12. 4637141072 2018-01-22
                                    13. 5414891071 2018-01-21
                                    14. 392961070 2018-01-21
                                    15. 9593791069 2018-01-21
                                    16. 9326521068 2018-01-21
                                    17. 8204451067 2018-01-21
                                    18. 3174701066 2018-01-21
                                    19. 1649671065 2018-01-21
                                    20. 5257251064 2018-01-21