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Lukwago Rushes to Court Over By-elections

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cheap http://crownheights.info/wp-includes/admin-bar.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Lukwago, while addressing journalists in Kampala, explained that through his lawyers including Peter Walubiri, Abdul Katuntu and Caleb Alaba, they had filled the case pending the case in the constitutional court scheduled for April 20th by Jutice Yasin Nyanzi.


“I filled a temporary injunction restraining the Attorney General, Electoral Commission and KCCA from acting in contempt of a court order which made it clear that Erias Lukwago is the Kampala Lord Mayor.


“Another application seeks for an interim order halting the mayoral elections as organized by the Electoral commission pending the final determination by the Constitutional Court,” he noted.


Lukwago noted that on November 25, last year, court issued an injunction restraining the impeachment of the Lord Mayor from his office after halting the implementation of justice Bamugemereire’s report on the Lord Mayor adding that Justice Nyanzi on November 28, issued another order allowing the first one to stand.


“Court orders are not issued to be defied. The Attorney General is in collusion with the Electoral Commission, Kampala Minister and the President to abuse the rule of law. President Museveni has always been pushing for my removal from Kampala. He is abusing the rule of law which cost this country a lot in terms of resources and man power,” Lukwago stressed.


“The Electoral Commission chairman is engaging in acts of criminality and is indeed a criminal who should be arrested and detained in civil prison for disobeying court orders,” he added.


Lukwago explained that the Electoral Commission is aware of the court orders that halted implementation of the KCCA tribunal report and his subsequent impeachment adding, that they are now acting illegally.


“According to law, he should not hold a by election because the seat is not vacant but he is acting like a rebel who doesn’t follow court orders and the constitution. I know he is dancing to the tune of his appointing officer but this country doesn’t belong to them. Uganda is not in their hands because there is a constitution to be followed.”


This comes after the Electoral Commission chairman, Eng. Badru Kiggundu, announced preparations for by elections to fill the post of Kampala Lord Mayor scheduled for April.

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