Moments after three judges of the Court of Appeal nullified the 2016 victory of DP’s Wakayima Musoke Nsereko as the Nansana Municipality MP; the latter has vowed to rally his supporters to overturn the decision.
The court judges led by Justice Stephen Kavuma, citing flaws and Wakayima’s lack of qualifications declared NRM’s Robert Kasule as the duly elected MP with effect from today.
Wakayima told press at the court that he was dissatisfied with the decision and declared “a war” through which he would ensure that the people’s choice is respected.
Wakayima said after the ruling at the Tweed Plaza based court that the battle had just started, and that he would report back to his voters and rally them for his next course of action.
“Starting today, we are going to move throughout the whole constituency door-to-door and try to come up with a clear position on what next. We shall be informing people about the tricks and tactics being played by the government,” he said.
Dozens of Wakayima supporters who had turned up at the court could be heard hurling insults the outgoing Deputy Chief justice Stephen Kavuma who headed the judges’ panel.
These said Kavuma was furthering government’s ploy to maintain NRM’s majority in Parliament, so that they can get away with their unpopular agendas.
“Kasule will never represent us; he is not our MP. He will not be welcomed in our villages,” the supporters shouted.
On the other hand, Kasule was hoisted by his ecstatic supporters, after the court ruling.
He later applauded the judiciary for “standing with the oppressed saying that many politicians have silently suffered vote rigging but failed to get justice.”
“I am happy that after all this battle I have regained my victory; the court process is not an easy one but thanks to God I won,” he said.
Kasule, who now awaits being sworn in, promised to serve the people of Nansana Municipality equally.
The new MP was all the while surrounded by bounced, as his opponent’s supporters waited outside.