However, speaking to URN today at the Constitutional Court on Thursday, Besigye said that to date, he still wonders how the Constitutional Court Justices came to sit and dismiss his petition in the presence of Attorney General’s representatives on a day that was never communicated to him and his lawyers.
The petition which was filed in 2013, on grounds that the section which prohibits advocates from advertising themselves using print and electronic media is in contravention with articles of the Constitution which guarantee freedom of speech, expression and economic right.
However, in a majority decision of four Constitutional Court Judges against one delivered this morning, the Justices noted that parliament bluntly passed POMA in total disregard of article 92 of the constitution, which stops the house from passing any law that may alter any decision or court judgment.
In their application filed on Friday before the Supreme Court, the Electoral Commission is seeking to stay the execution of the orders pending determination of an appeal which has also been lodged before the Supreme Court.
The motion initially proposed the creation of 12 new municipalities of Nansana, Kira, Makindye-Ssabagabo, Kisoro, Mityana, Njeru, Kitgum, Ibanda, Koboko, Mubende, Kumi, and Lugazi. The motion attracted a lot debate, with the then Shadow Local Governments Minister, Betty Nambooze accusing government of trying to create electoral areas to benefit its supporters and o burden the tax payer.