High court has dismissed a petition seeking to block the nomination of Cissy Namujju for re-election as the Lwengo District Woman Member of parliament. Masaka High Court Judge, Victoria Katumba Nankintu dismissed the application filed by Namujju’s rival Sarah Nkonge Muwonge on Monday.
Muwonge had petitioned High court through her lawyer, Sam Sserwanga seeking a temporary injunction blocking Electoral Commission and the District Registrar from nominating Namujju for the 2021 polls on grounds that her academic document carry different from those she registered in the Electoral Commission registry.
Court heard that Namujju’s O’ and A’ certificates bare 2 names of Namujju Dionizia yet the EC register and the national registry has 3 names of Namujju Cissy Dionizia, which means these are two different people. “The certificates of the defendant (Namujju) holds have different names compared to what appears in the national and EC registers. She shouldn’t use such certificates to be nominated to contest as a member of parliament,” Sserwanga told the court.