Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |The High Court Civil Division has dismissed with costs a suit in which four founding members of the National Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party-NURP were challenging the changes in party leadership.
Moses Nkonge Kibalama, the founder president of NURP, his Secretary-General Paul Simbwa, Difas Basile and Twaha Hassan filed the suit against Electoral Commission, Attorney General, Robert Kyagulanyi, the President of National Unity Platform and other leaders of NUP.
The applicants accused Kibalama of fraudulently passing on their party to Kyagulanyi in disregard of the laid down procedures. The petitioners also accused Kibalama of illegally changing the party name from NURP to NUP, logos and symbols among others.
However, Justice Musa Ssekaana, the Deputy Head of the High Court Civil Division has dismissed the application on grounds that it was filed beyond the mandatory three months period provided for filing applications for judicial review.