A panel of five Justices ruled that the Constitutional Court was right to eject the MPs from parliament for being elected in non-existent constituencies. The Justices say that the elections were neither conducted in a general election nor as a way of by-election which are the only recognized ways of electing Members of Parliament.
The lawyers led by Macdusman Kabega on Tuesday told a panel of five Supreme Court Justices led by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo that one of the Judges who presided over Kashaka's appeal case should have recused himself from the matter since he was privy to the evidence that was adduced in the trial.
"Since the 15th of last month our offices have been under siege there is no activity we can carry from there, we have written to the Inspector General of Police, the Electoral Commission chairperson, but they are also waiting for the orders from above. This is unconstitutional,” said David Lubongoya, the NUP Secretary-General.
According to the Justices, Ssebadduka used abusive language in his petition when he described them as a “council of fools.” He also described Electoral Commission and its Chairperson, Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, Ministry of Health and President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as ignorant and unintelligible on the basics of COVID-19.
Principal State Attorney Harriet Angom on Friday told Supreme Court Judge Lillian Tibatemwa that court should instead expeditiously hear Kashaka's appeal challenging his conviction and sentence as opposed to releasing him on bail.
A notice issued by the Acting Assistant Supreme Court Registrar, Esther Nansambu shows that the panel comprises of Justices Dr. Esther Kisaakye, Stella Arach Amoko, Opio Aweri, Lillian Tibatemwa, Richard Buteera, Paul Mugamba and Mike Chibita.