High Court has reportedly dismissed the case that was filed against the new leadership of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party.
In the case, two former members of the party had challenged the recent change of leadership and the party name.
High Court Judge Musa Sekaana delivered his judgment on the matter via mail on Wednesday Morning.
According to NUP spokesperson Joel Senyonyi, the Application was dismissed with costs by the judge.
As such the party is now recognized as legally existent.
THE NUP- KIBALAMA COURT CASE HAS BEEN DISMISSED.
WE ARE A LEGALLY EXISTING POLITICAL PARTY
— National Unity Platform (@NUP_Ug) October 21, 2020
The case was brought in August this year by party members Basile Difas and Hassan Twaha who sued 11 people for changing party leadership and name without authorization as stated in the Party constitution.
The party name was changed from National Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) to National Unity Platform (NUP)and Hon Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu was elected as a new party president which the members don’t agree with.
However, during the hearing the former party President Moses Nkonge Kibalama failed to prove to court that the change of name and leadership was done outside the party constitution.
There had been fear that court ruling in favor of the applicants would in effect threaten the existence of the party hurting the thousands of that had sought to be nominated under its flag for the forth coming elections.