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Opposition MPs: We Are Appealing KCCA Tribunal Report

Abdu Katuntu, the Shadow Attorney General told journalists after the meeting that they were going to use all legal means available to overturn the KCCA Tribunal report, which he said contravenes the fundamental principles of the Constitution of Uganda.
Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago at Parliament

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Opposition law makers have thrown their weight behind Erias Lukwago, the embattled Lord Mayor of Kampala Capital City Authority and vowed to appeal the KCCA tribunal report. The decision by the opposition legislators comes a day after Justice Catherine Bamugemeirere issued the KCCA tribunal report, which implicates Lukwago for alleged Incompetence, Abuse of Office and misconduct.

 

On Friday, opposition legislators convened an impromptu meeting at parliament to reach a common stand on the report. During the meeting, the legislators resolved to appoint a select committee chaired by Betty Nambooze, the Mukono Municipality MP to defend the lord mayor. Abdu Katuntu, the Shadow Attorney General told journalists after the meeting that they were going to use all legal means available to overturn the KCCA Tribunal report, which he said contravenes the fundamental principles of the Constitution of Uganda.

Katuntu said the report has no roots in the findings of the Tribunal and was driven politically to unseat Lukwago. He also rubbished the proposal by the tribunal that the divisional mayors should seat and elect the lord mayor from amongst themselves saying it is unconstitutional. Katuntu noted the KCCA Tribunal was a Conspiracy to deny the people of Kampala their constitutional right to elect their leader.

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Medard Lubega Ssegona, the Shadow Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs noted that the KCCA Tribunal Report is an unfortunate occurrence in the country and portrays Justice Catherine Bamugemereire as a politician. He said that government would soon move to table bill that seeks to abolish polls in Kampala.

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Betty Nambooze, the chairperson of the committee said they had resolved to hire 50 lawyers to defend the lord mayor’s seat. She also revealed plans to hold several rallies in Kampala starting at Nakivubo Settlement on Monday to address residents on the KCCA tribunal report.

 

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