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ROAD TO 2021: Ex-Minister Engola’s MP Bid Challenged

By Francis Otucu

Victoria Advocates & Legal Consultants has written to the Electoral Commission Chairman, Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, to disqualify Erute County South Member of Parliament (MP) aspirant, Sam Engola, on grounds that he is a clan leader.

This news site understands, Engola, has been Otikokin clan head since February 22, 2017.

It is against the above background that Moses Ewal Odongo, a voter, through his lawyers of Victoria Advocates & Legal Consultants, want the EC to declare Engola ineligible to run for the MP seat.

Articles 80 (2) (c) , 246 (3), (e) & (f) , 246 (6) of the Constitution of Uganda, Section 4 (2), (c )  of the Parliamentary Elections Act, 2005 and Section 12 and 13 (1) (2) of the Institution of Traditional or Cultural Leaders Act, 2011 prohibits and restricts any traditional leader from the exercise of administrative, legislative or executive powers.

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