Court Sets Date For NRM ‘Rebel’ MPs’ Petition Hearing
Constitutional Court through its registrar has on Friday set May 16 to decide on whether the recently expelled NRM MPs should be thrown out of Parliament on not
This came after Kibuko MP, Saleh Kamba, and NRM cadre Marym Agasha petitioned court challenging the Speaker’s decision of keeping the rebel MPs Theodore Ssekikubo, Muhammed Nsereko, Winfred Niwagaba and Barnabus Tinkasiimire in Parliament.
These MPs stormed the Constitutional Court on yesterday after word spread that the court intended to hear a case against them in their absentia.
In the ruling, registrar for Constitutional Court, His Worship Erias Kisawuzi said, after making consultations from different judges, the court has decided to shift all the cases scheduled for May 16, to be fixed for other dates so as the Court cay can fix time for this ‘special’ case which needs to be looked at into immediately.
After the court’s decision, Ssekikubo said: “We are very grateful for the court’s decision because Saleh Kamba had filled a case to court which could have even led to our expulsion from parliament without involving us.”
“He sued Attorney General instead of involving us because he knew that Attorney General could easily be defeated,” added Ssekikubo.
Tinkasimire has praised the Constitutional Court for it being a serious court which cannot be ambushed anyhow noting that nobody is above the law and with that they are happily waiting for the court’s decision on the matter.
The three regarded rebel Members of Parliament have been present to court with their lead counsel, Rtd Judge Kanyeihamba. However, the Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko has not been present.