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Christine Acen Retains Alebtong Woman MP Seat

The court of appeal on Tuesday saved Alebtong District Woman MP just a day after it also upheld the election of Dokolo North MP Paul Amoru.

A panel of three justices ruled  that Christine Acen Ayoo possess the requisite minimum academic qualification to hold position of Member of Parliament.

Acen was dragged to court by Elizabeth Abongo, her opponent in the 18th February 2017 election on grounds that she had failed Primary Leaving Examinations that she sat from Ambalal Primary school in Lira Municipality in 1996.

She was also accused of forging academic transcripts attained from Nsamizi Institute owing to the fact that it has a mismatch in names.

But the justices of  the court of Appeal among them Steven Kavuma has ruled that she was duly nominated and elected as Woman MP for Alebtong district.

Makmot kibwanga, Acen’s lawyer could not hide his happiness after the ruling.Makmot says he is appreciative of the court for respecting the democratic wish of the people of Alebtong.

Acen speaking in a brief telephone interview from Kampala shortly after the ruling said she owe the victory to the electorates of Alebtong district.

The court is yet to take make a ruling on an election petition case against State minister for Defense Charles Okello Engola whose academic documents is being contested.

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