Election Case: Kato Lubwama Summoned

High Court in Kampala has issued summons for troubled Rubaga South Member of Parliament Hon  Kato Lubwama, ampoule requiring him to file his defense in the election petition filed against him by one of his constituents Habib Buwembo.

Lubwama is required to file his defense in not less than 15 days in response to claims by Buwembo and over 500 voters from his constituency that he lacks the minimum qualifications of an MP.

Buwembo was on 19th of December 2016 granted permission by High Court Judge Justice Margret Oguli-Oumo to file an election petition against Kato Lubwama out of the mandatory 30 days.

In the petition that was filed in this court on 30th December 2016, cialis 40mg the voters accuse Kato Lubwama  of fraudulently securing nomination and election as Lubaga South MP well knowing that he never  sat  for PLE and  failed UCE exams which would have been  a basis for him to attain a Diploma in Music Dance and Drama from Makerere University.

In the same petition Buwembo accuses Makerere University for erroneously admitting Kato Lubwama for a Diploma in Music Dance and drama in 1992 when he lacked formal PLE or its equivalent, order Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent and Uganda Advanced Certificate (UACE) or its equivalent.

Buwembo is also accusing the Electoral Commission which is the second respondent in this matter of nominating Kato Lubwama for the post of Lubaga south MP yet he lacked all the required qualifications

They now want the High Court to nullify his election and order the Electoral Commission to conduct a by-election.

The court’s deputy registrar Alex Ajiji has signed summons ordering Kato Lubwama,Makerere University  and the Electoral Commission to file their defenses in court within 15 days.

The matter is yet to be allocated to a judge for hearing.


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