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UPC petitions political parties Act

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th October 2004 03:00 AM

THE Political Parties Organisations Act (PPOA) yesterday came yet under another strong attack when opposition leaders from the Uganda people’s Congress (UPC) and other parties presented a joint constitutional petition to repeal six sections of the law.

THE Political Parties Organisations Act (PPOA) yesterday came yet under another strong attack when opposition leaders from the Uganda people’s Congress (UPC) and other parties presented a joint constitutional petition to repeal six sections of the law.

By Hillary Nsambu and Jude Etyang

THE Political Parties Organisations Act (PPOA) yesterday came yet under another strong attack when opposition leaders from the Uganda people’s Congress (UPC) and other parties presented a joint constitutional petition to repeal six sections of the law.

The UPC presidential policy commission chairperson, Dr. James Rwanyarare, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) joint chairman, Chappa Karuhanga, Conservative Party’s Ken Lukyamuzi and six other petitioners said the law was restrictive, discriminative and meant to kill political parties.

Rwanyarare, Karuhanga and Democratic Party (DP) president Dr. Paul Ssemogerere were present at the hearing at the Constitutional court.

This is the second time the PPOA is challenged in the Constitutional Court.

The first time was when DP stalwarts managed to have two of its sections, 18 and 19, repealed as unconstitutional.

Peter Walubiri, Kiyemba Mutale and Moses Ojakol, the advocates representing the petitioners, contended that the Act was inconsistent with the Constitution.

UPC petitions political parties Act

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