The Gogonyo member of parliament, Derrick Orone is off the tenterhooks after winning against his petitioner Issa Taligoola who was the second to him in the recent elections.
The Pallisa chief magistrate has ordered the Mr Taligoola to pay a total of ugx16m to the rivals in the petition.
Mr Taligoola sought a vote recount where he asserts that lots of irregularities in the elections. According to the results, Mr Derrick Orone who also is the NRM flag holder garnered 6280 votes, followed by Taligoola who captured 6214 votes.
According to the judgement, the chief magistrate ruled that Taligoola had to compensate ugx8m to Derrick Orone and still ugx8m to the electoral commission.
The applicant failed to provide sufficient evidence in court, Sylvia Nvanungi ruled. She further advised Taligoola to make an appeal to the high court if his not comfortable with the ruling.
It should be remembered that the same court dismissed a vote recount case by Mr Taligoola earlier just after the January elections. We should be put to the know that Derrick Orone is the current manager of Grenade official.