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Rubaga Voters Petition Chief Justice Over Delayed Kato Lubwama Election Petition

A group of voters of Rubaga South Constituency in Kampala have petitioned the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, over the delayed determination of election petition No. 42 of 2016 between the area MP, Kato Lubwama and Habib Buwembo.

The petition to the Chief Justice was received on April 19, 2018, and is signed by over 200 voters across the eight parishes that make up the constituency.

These led by Awadi Hadid Hashim, told the Chief Justice that they are worried that despite disposing of a number of election petition across the country, their petition hasn’t seen a ray of light.

“We hereby call upon your noble office to intervene in the matter, for justice delayed is justice denied.”

In December 19, 2016, the deputy head of the Civil Division of the High Court, Margaret Oguli granted Buwembo permission to file an election petition against Kato Lubwama in which he challenged the MP’s academic qualifications.

Buwembo contested Lubwama’s diploma in Music, Dance and Drama which he obtained from Makerere University, arguing that the later had failed S4 with grades that would not allow him an Ordinary Level Certificate (UCE).

Lubwama is said to have used his UCE certificateto enrol for mature entry exams to be admitted at the University for the Diploma.

Recently the former Rubaga South South MP, Ken Lukyamuzi petitioned the Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo on the same matter.

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In his letter dated April 11, Lukyamuzi said, “The delay of this court in disposing of the matter your Lordship negates the contents of Articles 44 (c) and 28(i) of the Constitution and is not explainable in our view.”

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