Court dismisses Kibalama’s case against NUP

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Justice Musa Sekaana has today dismissed a case in which National Unity Platform (NUP) founder Moses Nkonge Kibalama wanted the transfer of the party leadership of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine to be nullified.

In a ruling that was delivered by email, Sekaana said the judicial review guidelines or rules equally provide for locus standi and this would have been the threshold before the applicants would seek to challenge actions of the party which is an abuse of court process.

In their application, the 4 petitioners; Nkonge Moses Kibalama, Basile Difasi, Twala Hassan and Ssimbwa Paul Kagomba are founder members of National Unity and Reconciliation Development Party (NURDP) and member of the Party’s National Executive Committee claim their consent and participation in change of party leadership was necessary to amend the Constitution, elect new office bearers, nominate flag bearers and general running of the party which was not done.

“This court declines to entertain the application since it was not brought under any known procedure and secondly it was made to avoid the time limit of 3 months within which an application for judicial review should have been brought. The judicial review guidelines or rules equally provide for locus standi and this would have been the threshold before the applicants would seek to challenge actions of a party. It is an abuse of court process. This application is dismissed with costs to the respondents” Justice Ssekaana ruled.

Immediately after the verdict was issued, Kyagulanyi posted on Facebook; We are Nup, We are People Power.

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