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DP Takes Aronda To Constitutional Court


cost http://cinselistekartirici.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-media-list-table.php geneva; font-size: small;”>The party’s aim is to secure a court order directing his removal from office until he is officially discharged from the army.

clinic geneva;”>In an interview with Chimpreports, DP legal advisor, Fred Mukasa Mbidde, said though Parliament wrongly approved the general for the public office, court will adjudicate over the matter and will have Aronda ordered to leave his ministerial position.

Mbidde said it is very unfortunate that the Constitution of Uganda is being “abused by the government in power,” adding, “Ugandans should know that this will get resolved.”

During the handover ceremony last week at the Ministry of Internal Affairs headquarters, Gen. Aronda said he would ensure that the rule of law continues to prevail in the country.

“Unfortunately, Gen. Aronda has no moral authority to address the issues of the rule of law in Uganda following his illegal approval by Parliament after refusing to step down from the army,” Mbidde said.

“It is unlawful for a soldier to serve in a civilian authority,” he added.

He added that it is not right that there are a lot of lacunas embedded in the Constitution as claimed by the Speaker of Parliament during Aronda’s approval.

“With due respect to the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, there are no lacunas in the Constitution; the Constitution does not provide for all and sundry but provide for general principles under which substantive law applies,” Mbidde explained.

“We have got substantive law and the general principle is impartiality,” he added.

“The speaker is aware that with the removal of article 269 which established the movement system of governance, the people of Uganda by referendum chose a multiparty political dispensation mandating that all politics in Uganda is partisan and no way can any army man serve in partisan politics,” Mbidde revealed.

He added that the speaker knows that Gen. Aronda is a Member of Parliament under special provisions and cabinet has no special provision for him, adding, “that’s why he cannot be appointed a minister unless he first resigns from the army.”


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