Hearing of a main application in which voter Habib Buwembo wants extension of time within which to file an election petition against MP Kato Lubwama, has resumed.
High Court Judge Margret Oguli Oumo allowed the documents presented by Buwembo, proving that his National ID was indeed stolen on October 11 this year when thugs attacked him at his Office in Nateete and took his files.
Justice Oguli ruled that it was in the interest of justice to allow Buwembo’s evidence, but ordered that the officer in charge of the National Voters Register at the Electoral Commission, appears in court to confirm Buwembo is a registered voter.
Buwembo dragged his area MP Kato Lubwama to court challenging his academic qualification.
Yesterday, lawyers representing Rubaga MP Kato Lubwama had objected to the tendering in court, of Buwembo’s application made to National Identification Registration Authority, seeking to have his stolen card replaced, and a police complaint made to Nateete Police Station.
The lawyers led by Asuman Basalirwa contested the date on which Buwembo said his National ID was stolen, which is October 11 but that he waited up to 2oth and reported the matter, which meant that he was still in possession of his National ID on October 12 when he dragged Kato Lubwama to court.