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Besigye, Bobi Wine Case Adjourned

The Constitutional Court has adjourned hearing of a petition in which Kyadondo legislator Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine and fellow opposition politician Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye are accused of running unregistered political parties to 9th next month

Although lawyers from both parties appeared before the Deputy registrar Agnes Nkonge to agree on a number of   issues before the matter is scheduled for hearing before a quorum of 5 judges, the Attorney General who is Government’s legal representative and the 4th Respondent had not sent a representative

This prompted the Registrar to give him more time prepare and send a representative on the next sitting

City lawyer Adens Ntare in July this year petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking orders stopping Besigye and Bobi Wine from suffocating the political space through running unregistered political parties under names People’s Government and People Power

Ntare claims that according to the Political Porganization’s Act, only duly registered political parties with known operational offices, regional membership and colors that do not resemble those used by government agencies are the only ones supposed to occupy the political space.

Ntare accused Besigye, Bobi Wine and People Power spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi for passing- off People Power and People’s Government as registered political parties by embarking on recruitment of members countrywide, mobilizing, fronting and campaigning for candidates in the recently concluded parliamentary elections

The accused denied operating in registered political parties, arguing that they are doing their constitutional duty of organizing citizens to resist dictatorship

The trio asked court to dismiss this matter as its as it is devoid of any provisions for Constitutional interpretation.

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