Ssekikubo petitioned the High Court Civil Division on April 24th to block LDCs graduation saying his name was missing on the graduation list because of failing two papers yet some of his course mates who had failed more papers were set to graduate.
The MPs are among those who have openly opposed the amendment of article 102 b of the constitution to lift the 75-year cap on the presidential age. They had joined their counterparts in the party to discuss a strategy on how to handle impending consultative meetings on the proposed amendment.
Last week, Nkalubo filed two fresh applications seeking an extension of time to allow him challenge Ssekikubos victory through a direct electoral petition as well as appealing the dismissal of his earlier application for vote recount.
Nkalubo has now turned his rage to Parliament challenging it to stay Ssekikubos swearing until the matter before court is resolved. The administration of oaths for members of tenth parliament begins on Tuesday May 17. The program shows that Ssekikubo will be sworn-in on Wednesday May 18.
Prior to the delivery of the interim order issued under the signature of Masaka High Court Registrar Baker Rwatooro, the Chief Magistrate had commenced hearing of the application for a vote recount. However moments later Ssekikubo surfaced with the interim order issued from the High Court.
Prior to his ruling, Munobe sought interpretation from the constitutional court on the mandate of his court to determine this matter, since it had been overtaken by events.He sought to determine whether section 55 clause 2 of the parliamentary election Act overturned the powers of the Chief Magistrate court to hear vote re-count applications.
The black spots which will require addition deployment include; Ssembabule, Mbale, Lyantonde, Kayunga, Kamuli, Katakwi, Butaleja and Tororo districts as well as Kampala Central and Lubaga south Constituency.
Five judges of the Supreme Court have today ruled that the \"rebel MPs\" Theodore Ssekikubo, Mohammad Nsereko, Wilfred Niwagaba and Barnabas Tinkasimire retain their seats in Parliament as the court disposes off their main appeal.
Today\'s heavy deployment follows the recent forceful removal of Kyadondo East MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda from the Chambers on the orders of the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulannya and subsequent verbal declarations from both sides.
Following yesterdayâ€™s chaotic Public Order Management Bill Debate that led to the unceremonious adjournment of the House to Tuesday, opposition MPs have today vowed to block the passage of the bill come Tuesday.
Ssekikubo argued that the President is using General Aronda as precedent. He claimed that if Aronda is vetted President Museveni would use this example to later appoint his son Brigadier Muhoozi Kainerugaba as Minister in Parliament while he still holds his position in the military.
Three National Resistance Movement (NRM) vocal legislators have today petitioned the High Court in Kampala seeking an interim order blocking party disciplinary proceedings against them that could result into expulsion from the party. Ndorwa East MP Wilfred Niwagaba, Theodore Ssekikubo for Lwemiyaga and Barnabas Tinkasiimire, the MP for Buyaga West, claim the NRM party is planning to expel them without according them fair hearing.
President Yoweri Museveni has tasked Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi to explain their roles in the recently concluded elections for the East African Legislative Assemblyâ€”EALA Speaker.
Some Members of Parliament are calling for President Yoweri Museveniâ€™s speech on oil and gas sector to be expunged from the records of parliament days after he delivered it to a special sitting of the house.