Nyombi Declares Lukwago Seat Vacant Again


click geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Quite to the contrary, in Thursday’s court ruling, the learned High Court Judge, Yasin Nyanzi, ruled that Erias Lukwago is still the Lord Mayor of Kampala because the council which impeached him had done it unlawfully.

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Only yesterday, Nyombi described Thursday’s ruling on Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s petition restraining the minister in charge of Kampala Capital City, Frank Tumwebaze, from acting on the report of the KCCA tribunal as “unenforceable.”

“The interim injunction is therefore impossible to implement as we cannot stop a meeting that has already occurred,” said Nyombi.

Nyombi even declared that “In fact the seat of the Lord Mayor has already been declared vacant and the Electoral Commission has accordingly been notified in accordance with the law.”

He even issued a lengthy statement confirming and explaining his assertion at the same time.

Nyombi has repeated his remarks affirming that “Lukwago is no longer the Lord Mayor because the court injunction which the judge ruled over was refusing the council from impeaching the Lord Mayor but unfortunately, the council had already finalised its work”.

So, the court informed Attorney general about the interim at around 10:00am when the council had already closed.

The injunction became ineffective because it stops events that have not happened but the voting was already done.

“The government has already appealed against this decision as one of the ways of preventing the setting up of a bad precedent which may mislead the young courts of law,” Nyombi added.

On the other hand, the Prime Minister, Hon Amama Mbabazi, has called upon the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, to reconcile with the ruling party because it has too much hope in dialogue with its opponents.


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