Rebel MPs Raise “Serious Allegations Against Mbabazi, M7”

abortion geneva;”>NRM’s lead counsel John Mary Mugisha told court on Wednesday morning that they needed 14 days to examine Niwagaba’s affidavit dated June 10, 2013.

“Two days ago we were served with a voluminous affidavit signed by one of the respondents Hon Niwagaba which contains some serious allegations pertaining the NRM party chairman and the Secretary General.”

“Considering the magnitude of this matter, we need up to 14 days to interface with the Chairman President Yoweri Museveni and Hon Amama Mbabazi who is out of the country,” said Mugisha.

Defendants’ lawyers led by Retired Supreme Court judge George Kanyeihamba, allowed court to grant procession the said 14 days on condition that they too (respondents) are allowed extra time to file a counter response in case it is needed.

The two sides were granted three weeks to sort all this out and are to reappear before court on June 3rd 2013 for hearing to proceed.

Speaking to the press shortly after the session, Niwagaba described the unfoldingdevelopments as “just NRM drama,” noting that prosecution was only trying to ‘climb the tortoise’ because defeat was literally becoming inevitable.

“It is even unfair that court is listening to their demands. We want this matter finished. We are more ready for them.”

Niwagaba added: “This case was filed by NRM and the same people are asking for more and more time. We need to get it dispose off as soon as possible. Our voters want to know what’s going on.”

NRM wants expelled members Theodore Ssekikuubo, Niwagaba, Mohammed Nsereko and Barnabus Tinkasiimire thrown out of Parliament.

Efforts by NRM to compel Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to get rid of the controversial legislators have since hit a snag. Kadaga says she has no mandate to execute NRM’s demand.

The MPs were fired from NRM over indiscipline.


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