Masaka Court Throws Sekikubo Out of Parliament

Theodore Sekikubo

The Independent Electoral Commission has been ordered by court to de-gazette Lwemiyaga county-MP elect Theodore Sekikubo who was in February reelected back to Parliament.

The EC spokesperson Jotham Taremwa says the Masaka chief magistrate Samuel Munobe ordered them to de-gazette Sekibuko in a Thursday ruling. The Commission was also ordered to apologize to the court for gazetting the MP in April without its advice.

Subsequently the Electoral Commission Chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu issued a statement today morning, abortion confirming that the Lwemiyaga election results under the General Notice Number 259 had been degazzetted.

The results were challenged by Sekikubo’s contender Patrick Nkalubo, about it who filed a petition before the Masaka court.

On April 3, discount the court issued an order barring Electoral Commission from gazetting Ssekikubo pending the disposal of a vote recount petition filed by Nkalubo.

In the course of the hearing, the case was sent to the Constitutional Court in Kampala for interpretation, which the later dismissed and sent back to Masaka.

The Commission immediately gazztted Sekikubo, amidst protests from Nkalubo and his supporters.

The magistrate however, in his ruling yesterday observed that the decision to degazette Ssekikubo amounted to contempt of court and an insult to the judicial system. He asked Electoral Commission to issue a public apology for mismanaging the electoral process.



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