Minister Nabakooba Trounced as Court of Appeal Upholds Bagala’s Victory. The Court of Appeal has hammered the last nail on the Minister of Lands Judith Nabakooba’s coffin after squashing the lower court’s decision to overturn the victory of Hon Joyce Bagala as Mityana Woman MP.
In the Friday ruling, the Court of Appeal confirmed Bagala as the duly elected MP for Mityana District, thus overturning the High Court decision of October 2021 that had nullified Bagala’s win on grounds of bribery.
Nabakooba, the former ICT minister dragged Bagala to court after she trounced her with a margin of 16,000 votes in the January 14, 2021 polls. https://thepanther.co.ug/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/728×90-1-1.gif
She accused NUP’s Bagala and the Electoral Commission of failing to ensure secure conditions necessary for the conduct of the election, which kept away registered voters from exercising their right to vote freely. She alleges that presiding officers from the Commission connived with Bagala and her agents to execute a well-organized scheme to procure prohibited persons to vote and facilitate impersonation of voters and multiple voting.
The Court of Appeal ruling is now the last nail on Nabakooba’s coffin and could mark the end of her political career. She will continue holding her ministerial position as an ex-officio until the next election in 2026.