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Uganda: Kwizera and Orone MPs sworn in after by-elections

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  Members of Parliament Eddie Kwizera and Derrick Orone who participated in a by election on August 11 2022 have been sworn in The two took the oath of allegiance and membership of parliament at a House session chaired by Vice President Thomas Tayebwa on Wednesday August 17 2022 Orone representing Gogonyo County defeated his rival Joseph Okoboi Opolot of the National Unity Platform party The by election drew three candidates but two of the candidates who were nominated to run announced that they had withdrawn from the race The Court of Appeal ruled that Orone was irregularly elected in 2021 following a petition by his rival Taligola Bantalib On the other hand NRM s Eddie Kwizera Wa Gahungu went through the by elections and bounced back in parliament after defeating his main rival Asgario Turyagyenda in the Bukimbiri County by elections In June 2022 the Court of Appeal overturned the election of Eddie Kwizera Wa Gahungu and declared the Bukimbiri County Parliamentary seat vacant following an application by James Owebeyi that the 2021 election was rigged Vice President Tayebwa welcomed the legislators and asked them to be cordial and willing to work with everyone Learn to let go of the past bury the hatchets and prepare to work together even with those who may have led to your by elections he added
Uganda: Kwizera and Orone MPs sworn in after by-elections

1 Members of Parliament, Eddie Kwizera and Derrick Orone, who participated in a by-election on August 11, 2022, have been sworn in.

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2 The two took the oath of allegiance and membership of parliament at a House session chaired by Vice President Thomas Tayebwa on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

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3 Orone, representing Gogonyo County, defeated his rival Joseph Okoboi Opolot of the National Unity Platform party.

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4 The by-election drew three candidates, but two of the candidates who were nominated to run announced that they had withdrawn from the race.

5 The Court of Appeal ruled that Orone was irregularly elected in 2021 following a petition by his rival, Taligola Bantalib.

6 On the other hand, NRM‘s Eddie Kwizera Wa-Gahungu went through the by-elections and bounced back in parliament after defeating his main rival, Asgario Turyagyenda, in the Bukimbiri County by-elections.

7 In June 2022, the Court of Appeal overturned the election of Eddie Kwizera Wa-Gahungu and declared the Bukimbiri County Parliamentary seat vacant following an application by James Owebeyi that the 2021 election was rigged.

8 Vice President Tayebwa welcomed the legislators and asked them to be cordial and willing to work with everyone.

9 “Learn to let go of the past; bury the hatchets and prepare to work together even with those who may have led to your by-elections,” he added.

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