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Nansana Voters Challenge Ssebunya’s Stay in Parliament

A group of Nansana Municipality residents have petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking to re-call the area MP Robert Kasule Ssebunya (NRM) and have the Electoral Commission ordered to organise fresh elections, in order to express their free will by electing a representative they want.

The petitioners include Namiiro Margret, Nalunkuuma Ritah, Nakiyingi Annet, Mugerwa Fred Lwanga, Nakabaale John, Ntale Kuraish Kalema, Ssali Isaac and National Action for Awakening Uganda (Sisimuka Uganda).

The respondents in the matter are; the Attorney General, the Electoral Commission and MP Robert Kasule Ssebunya.

The petitioners want a panel of five Constitutional Court Judges to interpret and set aside the Judgement of High court Judge Vincent Okwanga, which was later confirmed by the Court of Appeal nullifying the election of FDC’s Wakayima Nsereko Musoke and declaring Kasule Sebunya.

Constitutional Court registrar Esther Nambayo has set the 30 May as the date on which both parties will be conferencing before the case file is forwarded to the trial panel.

Last year the Court of Appeal confirmed court’s nullification of Wakayima Musoke as Nansana Municipality MP,  after concurring with High court Judge Vincent Okwanga, that he was not a registered voter of the area, which is one of the cardinal requirements of any aspiring to contest as MP.

Wakayima was pushed out of parliament on grounds that his the names on his nominations papers differed with those on his National identification card

 

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