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MP Kato Lubwama asks court to dismiss voter’s petition challenging his seat

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MP Kato Lubwama

It is unlawful for court to extend time to allow Rubaga South resident Habib Buwembo file a petition against me, Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama has said.

The dramatist turned politician, was responsing to the application filed by Buwembo out of time, seeking for 30 days to collect 500 signatures supporting his election petition challenging the MP’s academic papers and intended to throw Lubwama out of Parliament.

Asuman Basalirwa, the lawyer representing the MP told court presided over by Justice Margret Oumo Oguli that the law governing Parliamentary elections is good law, because it confirms the principal of separation of powers; therefore enlarging time with no enabling provision permitting court to do so, would be judicial legislation.

According to Buwembo, MP Lubwama forged the academic papers he used to contest for parliament seat.

He claims that the legislator lacks the minimum academic qualifications to be a member of parliament and that he failed his Uganda Certificate of Education.

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