Sexy Luwero woman legislator, Brenda Nabukanya has lost her parliamentary seat after High Court in Kampala ruled that fresh elections be held.
Democratic Party’s Nabukenya beat Rebecca Nalwanga of the National Resistance Movement by 30 votes. She polled 14, 945 votes compared to Nalwanga’s 14,915 votes in the by-election held last November.
Nalwanga challenged the results in court citing a decision by the electoral body to block a recount of the vote.
While delivering the ruling on Thursday, Justice Vincent Zehurikirize reasoned that Nalwanga had registered her complaint in time.
Nabukenya is one of the youngest legislators in parliament. She made headlines last year when she attempted to organize ‘birth day’ party for President Yoweri Museveni. This event was not allowed to go ahead after the Police blocked her from accessing City Square, one of the capital’s freedom squares.
This also follows major losses registered by the ruling National Resistance Movement in recent Parliamentary by-elections.
Therefore, the ruling National Resistance Movement will welcome this ruling and hope to reverse a trend of by-election losses it has suffered in the last year.
Nabukenya surprised many when she won the Luwero District MP seat bearing in mind the area has been the base of NRM’s support in central. Its here that the National Resistance Movement fought much of the battle that brought it to power in 1986.