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Kadaga, Attorney General hold talks with MPs thrown out of parliament

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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and the Attorney General met the Members of Parliament who were thrown out of Parliament by the Constitutional Court.

On 27th December, the Court nullified the election of the MPs from the newly created municipalities on grounds that they were elected in constituencies that did not exist.

The affected MPs are the Sheema Municipality MP Elioda Tumwesigye who is also the Minister of science, technology and innovation, the Bugiri Municipality MP Asuman Basalirwa, the MP for Apac Municipality Patrick Ochan, Tarsis Rwaburindore the Ibanda MP, Lokii Abraham the MP Kotido and Hashim Suleiman of Nebbi.

The petition was filed by former Bufumbira East MP Eddie Kwizera. Both the EC and the Attorney General have appealed against the ruling.

The meeting which was held on Thursday lasted over an hour in the Speaker’s office.

The Attorney General William Byaruhanga left the meeting earlier but the MPs remained with the Speaker. The MPs confirmed meeting Kadaga and Byaruhanga but declined to divulge further details.

“It is not our fault, the problem now is for the people we represent. But the good thing both the electoral commission and the Attorney General are challenging the matter” one of the affected MPs told URN off the record.

Attempts to speak to Byaruhanga on the matter were futile.


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