By Vision Reporter
KAMPALA - The four rebel NRM MPs were Friday barred from accessing Parliament premises or engaging in parliamentary proceedings by the Constitutional Court until the case against them in court has been heard.
They are: Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County), Mohammed Nsereko (Kampala central), Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga west) and Wilfred Niwagaba (Ndorwa East).
Lawyers representing NRM party at the Constitutional Court on Friday. PHOTO: Juliet Kasirye
Friday morning's ruling comes after the NRM party lawyer Joseph Matsiko asked the Constitutional Court for an injunction barring the expelled MPs from attending Parliament or accessing its premises until the constitutional petition is concluded.
But the petition was sharply resisted by a team of lawyers who included Prof. Dr. George Wilson Kanyeihamba, prof. Frederick Ssempebwa, Ben Wacha, Dan Wandera Ogalo, Medard Seggona and Caleb Alaka.
Lawyer, George Kanyeihamba speaking with other lawyers at the Constitutional Court. PHOTO: Juliet Kasirye
Justice Remmy Kasule disagreed with his colleagues on Friday morning's judgement.
The decision also comes four months after Speaker Rebecca Kadaga ruled that the expelled legislators would retain their seats despite being expelled by the party.
The MPs' lawyers have made it clear they will appeal the judgement.