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Crestfallen Kahonda appears before EC over Forgery

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Ruhinda South MP Donozio whose chances of returning to Parliament are slim has Wednesday appeared before Electoral Commission (EC) to defend himself on allegations of forgery.

If found guilty, Kahonda, the ruling party flagbearer for Ruhinda South will be disqualified from the race.

In what can be perceived as well orchestrated attempts to preempt the the disqualification, Kahonda has twice lodged court applications seeking to stop the election regulator from hearing a voter’s petition which raise very fundamental reasons why Kahonda should be thrown out of Ruhinda contest.

Godfrey Kahonaho cited article 80 of the Constitution and Section four of the Parliamentary Elections Act, “a person is not qualified for elections as a Member of Parliament if that person has within the seven years towards the election been convicted by a competent court or a crime involving dishonesty or moral turpitude”.

Kahonaho argues that Kahonda who was convicted three years ago should be disqualified because he is not fit to be nominated as MP.

However, Kahonda earlier asked High Court in Kampala that the petition filed by Godfrey Kahonaho should not be heard and determined until an appeal challenging his nine months’ sentence on charges of forgery and impersonation is determined.

Shockingly Kahonda later withdrew this court case against EC and quietly filed another application in Mbarara over the same.

By the time of filing this report we hadn’t established the outcome of EC hearing which will decide Kahonda’s fate.



Source – Trumpet News

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