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Catholic Lawyers Step Up Pressure To Oust MP Nabillah

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cheapest geneva;”>The Uganda Catholic Lawyers filed their petition to the Constitutional Court in March petitioning the Attorney general and Electoral Commission about Nabillah’s “unconstitutional stay in Parliament.”

The petition read “The act of the Attorney General in allowing Nabila to take the oath of allegiance and the oath of member of Parliament as Woman Member of parliament Kampala District and to remain as so well aware of the fact that Kampala had changed from a district to an authority status is inconsistent or contravenes article 5 and 78(1) (b) of the constitution.”

Speaking to Chimpreports on Wednesday, Mbabaali said the case is ready for hearing but the lack of a quorum in the Constitutional Court had delayed the procession of the case and this “leads to increased swindling of tax payers’ money that facilitates Nabilah’s illegal seat in parliament.”

Mbabaali said many people have approached them to withdraw the case against a fellow opposition leader but he insists that “this can’t avert the rule of constitutionalism in the country.”

He said Nabilah filed her defense agreeing that the allegations are true claiming that this was a mistake done by the Attorney General whoshould be held accountable.


The lawyers claim on “December 28 2010, the President of the Republic of Uganda assented to the Kampala Capital City Bill, 2009 whose object was to establish in accordance with Article 5 of the constitution (Amendment) Act, 2005, Kampala District ceased to be a district and became Kampala Capital City Authority administered by the central government.”


Mbabaali, however, said the position of Kampala MP Mohammed Nsereko is catered for by the Article 78 of the Constitution and he is therefore immune to these petitions.


“We insist that Nabilah should vacate Parliament and refund all the payments, salaries and allowances to the state coffers that she has so far received as MP since 2011 when she was sworn in,” charged Mbabaali.

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