VP Ssekandi case to be determined today

The Constitutional Court will today deliver its verdict in a petition seeking to remove Vice President Edward Ssekandi from Parliament.

Mr Ssekandi allegedly used government resources to propel his win during the Bukoto Central parliamentary elections in 2011.
The verdict is expected to be read by a panel of five justices led by Remmy Kasule at about 9:30am at the Nakasero-based court.

Registrar of court Deo Nizeyimana on September 15 issued out judgment notices to the concerned parties. The parties invited to receive the judgment are Balondemu, Candia and Co Aocates, Mbabali and Co Aocates, Kiwanuka, Karugire and Co Aocates and the Attorney General’s chambers.

“Take notice that the judgment in the above petition is scheduled for delivery on September 19, 2014 at 9:30am or soon or thereafter,” reads the judgment notice in part.
Mr Ssekandi’s stay in Parliament is being challenged by his former political rival Mr Jude Mbabaali.

Through his lawyers, Mr Mbabali argues that the VP diverted five cars, fuel worth Shs120m and police to facilitate his parliamentary election campaigns.


SOURCE: Daily Monitor