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EC to Discipline Lawyer Sabiiti over Oil Payments Court Order

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EC lawyer Eric Sabiiti
EC lawyer Eric Sabiiti

    By: Giles Muhame

  • Jan 10,2017
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The Electoral Commission management has resolved to take what an official described as a “firm disciplinary action” against its lawyer Eric Sabiti for petitioning the Constitutional Court to block Parliament discussion on the Heritage oil capital gains tax case.

The meeting which sat at the EC headquarters along Jinja Road in Kampala on Tuesday saw officials express alarm that a staff would use the electoral body’s name to take legal action without consulting management.

Contacted, EC Spokesperson Jotham Taremwa confirmed that indeed the top leadership met today at 10:00am but was unwilling to reveal more details about the matter,

“Internal matters of Electoral Commission administration are not for public discussion,” said Taremwa.

“We will officially inform you about our position at the right time.”

Informed sources said Sabiiti could be suspended or even fired.

The new Electoral Commission recently appointed by President Museveni is keen on keeping a good image for the electoral body.

Justice Kavuma’s order which touched off a storm in the House sought to “restrain parliament, any person or authority from investigating, questioning or inquiring into the impugned bonus payments and or staying any proceedings of whatever nature.”

The order has since touched off a storm in Parliament, with Kadaga adjourning the House until the oil bonus payments are discussed.

“Sabiti embarrassed us all. How would he take such a unilateral decision without guidance from us? He has tarnished our name. We don’t want our name to be mixed in this saga,” said a senior officer at EC.

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    Hopefully, this is a new beginning for the EC

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