National Unity Platform( NUP) Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi wine’s woes are not about to end with the latest information reaching us now is that the legality of his party is being challenged again in the court of appeal and he has to fight hard to retain its ownership amidst his struggle to reach out to his supporters across the country.
This development comes after the two members of the National Unity and Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) have proceeded to file a notice asking the court of appeal to dismiss the recent court ruling by the Civil Division of the High Court.
The ruling favored NUP by declaring it a legal party with Justice Musa Ssekaana the presiding officer throwing out the case.
Justice Musene dismissed the case with costs via email on grounds that the application was not brought under known procedure as the applicants ought to have filed for a judicial review 3 months after the name was changed but instead brought the matter to court 1 year later.
“This court declines to entertain the application since it was not brought under any known procedure and secondly it was made to avoid the time limit of 3 months within which an application for judicial review should have been brought,” Justice Ssekaana ruled.
However Difas Basile and Hassan Twala the applicants claim to be dissatisfied with the judge’s decision.
Therefore, the Civil Division of the High Court has been directed to provide a record of proceedings to the two NURP members to enable them to prepare to file their appeal.
“Take notice that the applicants/ intended appellants in the above matter, namely Difas Basile and Hassan Twala being dissatisfied with the decision of Justice Musa Ssekaana delivered by electronic mail to their advocate’s email address intend to appeal against the whole decision,” reads part of the notice
In August, Basile Difas and Hassan Twaha dragged 11 people to court including Kyagulanyi, who was sued alongside the Electoral Commission, Attorney General, former National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) president Moses Nkonge Kibalama, National Unity Platform Party (NUP) leaders David Lewis Rubongoya, Aisha Kabanda, Joel Ssenyonyi, Flavia Kalule Nabagabe, Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu and Paul Ssimbwa Kagombe.
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The NURP party members had wanted the court to declare that it was illegal for Kibalama to hand over leadership to Kyagulanyi and also issue an order declaring all changes illegal and the party returned to the rightful members.