Supreme Court: ‘Rebel MPs’ Can Stay In Parliament

The four legislators have served on the same committees for the last two and half years.
The four legislators have served on the same committees for the last two and half years.

Uganda’s Supreme Court on Thursday morning granted the four Members of Parliament (MPs) who were expelled from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party an order quashing the constitutional court order throwing them out of the National Assembly.

Early this year, the Constitutional Court ordered lawmakers; Mr Sekikubo (Lwemiyaga), Mr Muhammed Nsereko (Kampala Central), Mr Wilfred Niwagaba (Ndorwa East) and Mr Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga County) out of parliament and declared their seats vacant.

The legislators through their lawyers asked court to stay the implementation of the orders.

On Thursday, seven Supreme Court judges led by Wilson Sekkokko said the appeal before them has relevance given the evidence filed in to back it.

The MPs were expelled from the ruling National Resistance Movement last year by the party’s Central Executive Committee chaired by President Yoweri Museveni for alleged indiscipline.

5 thoughts on “Supreme Court: ‘Rebel MPs’ Can Stay In Parliament

  1. Congratulation to these triumphant Members at last truth & justice prevailed.

    1. So judging from your post u believe that justice prevails when its in favour of those anti government. This kind of reasoning should cease its not healthy for a democratic country like Uganda. For God and my country.

      1. So what is your view? You wanted the judges to reason like …….I support impartiality not whether its anti or pro gov’t. I want justice dispensed impartially to all of us whether Anti or pro gov’t.

  2. That is good politics. It is not mean you agree on everyone regardless you support same political party. Even twins disagree.

  3. Their acts can explain for themselves better, thats why some wont make it back to parliament come 2016, they won because of NRM ticket but since we know them now time will judge.

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