MINISTER ELIODA TUMWESIGYE RESIGNS FROM SHEEMA NORTH MP SEAT
Parliament has directed for fresh elections in Sheema North after the MP of this constituency Dr.Elioda Tumwesigye as sworn as the new MP for newly created Sheema Municipality.
Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye who is also the minister of science and Technology stood for new seat without first resigning his constituency.
He did not violate any electoral laws as the books of law are silent on this technicality.
The call for fresh elections was announced by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga after witnessing the swearing in of Tumwesigye.
Kadaga also reported to parliament that Tumwesigye's resignation letter from Sheema north was received by the office of the speaker.
Kadaga directed that the Clerk to Parliament should declare the Sheema North seat vacant to allow a by-election proceed.
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