Court to Decide On Kato Lubwama Case Today
By Serestino Tusingwire
High Court in Kampala is today expected to give its ruling on whether to allow Kato Lubwama tormentor Habib Buwembo to file a petition challenging the legality of his area MP being in parliament or not.
On November 24, 2016, high court’s Justice Margaret Oumo Oguli heard submissions from both parties, and promised to give final verdict today.
It’s worth noting that Habib Buwembo, through the Center for Legal Aid (CLA) dragged the Lubaga South MP, Paulo Kato Lubwama to court claiming that he lacks the minimum academic qualifications to be a legislator.
Buwembo contends that Lubwama failed his O-level exams and was not awarded a UNEB certificate, and therefore, the diploma he claims he got from Makerere University is null and void.
Due to the fact that Buwembo learnt about this past the stipulated time of filing election petitions, he went to court seeking an order to file a petition out of the stipulated time frame set by law.
Through his lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde, Buwembo is seeking a court order saying he could not file the petition within the 30 days because he did not have the money to hire an advocate as well as court fees to file the petition.
However, Lubwama’s lawyers led by Samuel Muyizi asked court to dismiss the application, saying it lacks merit.
Court is deciding today.