The High Court in Kampala has declined an application seeking to stop the nomination of Bobi Wine and all National Unity Platform ( NUP) candidates in the 2021 elections.
This case was filed by two members in the former National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party(NURP) which is now the National Unity Platform. The two, Hassan Twaha and Basile Difas filed a case against Moses Nkonge Kibalama founder of NURP plus 10 others.
They claimed that these 11 connived and sold the party to Bobi Wine. Bobi then changed the name to the current National Unity Platform.
The two, Hassan Twaha and Basile Difas wanted a temporary injunction stopping the nomination of all NUP Candidates by the Electoral Commission.
This however didn’t go well as Justice Musa Ssekaana denied their request. He said this would cause a setback and losses to the NUP members in case the case was not ruled in their favor.
The judge’s justification;
The judge explained that one of the people dragged to court had already gone through the recent national youth elections. This means an injunction at this point would inconvenience not just the party but also the electoral commission. They would have to hold another election. He went ahead to also decline the plea to stop the use of the new name, National Unity Platform.
He adjourned the case to 18th September 2020 for another hearing. This is not far from now and surely we shall be following this closely. There are so many questions to as oneself in this case. The foundation of the accusations is so shaky but so far the NUP camp has said nothing about this.
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