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Nabilah, Kampala councillors and mayors storm EC offices

By Lawrence Mulondo

Added 22nd April 2016 05:27 PM

In the petition Mulindwa explained that according to the constitution, the administration of the capital city is a mandate of the central government.

Nabilah, Kampala councillors and mayors storm EC offices

Kampala Women Member of Parliament elect, Nabila Nagayi, and her supporter leaving the Electoral Commission after meeting with the Deputy EC Chairperson, Joseph Biribonwa at the EC offices on April 22, 2016. Photo/ Ramadhan Abby

In the petition Mulindwa explained that according to the constitution, the administration of the capital city is a mandate of the central government.


Kampala Woman Member of Parliament, councillors and divisional mayors elect have stormed the Electoral Commission (EC) offices at Jinja Road Kampala to discuss the petition in the constitutional court to eliminate them from Kampala city.

On Wednesday, Mulindwa Muwonge of KM and company advocates petitioned the constitutional court to eliminate the local government and the Kampala Woman MP from the capital city.

In the petition Mulindwa explained that according to the constitution, the administration of the capital city is a mandate of the central government.

Nabilah and the angry councillors battled police at the EC on arrival as they were being prohibited to access the premises arguing that they had no appointments.

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Kampala Women Member of Parliament elect, Nabila Nagayi, and her supporter leaving the Electoral Commission after meeting with the Deputy EC Chairperson, Joseph Biribonwa at the EC offices on April 22, 2016. Photo/ Ramadhan Abbey                               

 
A few minutes later, the EC deputy spokesperson Paul Bukenya appeared and ordered police to let the MP Nabilah, councilors and mayors access the premises for a meeting with deputy chairperson of the EC, Joseph Biribonwa.

Bukenya there after ordered journalists to leave the EC premises saying that the EC had not yet organized any meeting with the press.

Police deployed heavily outside the EC to forced journalists to vacate the place by force.

Journalists refused to leave and protested police's act of denying them access to the EC premises.

After an hour in a meeting, Nabilah and the councillors came out of the EC and said they discussed issues concerning the petition in the constitutional court to eliminate them from Kampala city.

Nabilah however, added that Biribonwa told them that the EC did not know what lawyer Sabiti uttered out in court adding that they are still looking into the matter.

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Kampala Women Member of Parliament elect, Nabila Nagayi, and her supporter leaving the Electoral Commission after meeting with the Deputy EC Chairperson, Joseph Biribonwa at the EC offices on April 22, 2016. Photo/ Ramadhan Abbey                               

 
She added that she won't let anything or anyone deprive the people of Kampala the right to be represented.

"I won't let anyone deprive the right to be represented from the people of Kampala. I won't undress to do this but I will use other tactics to achieve it," Nabilah assured the press.

One of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) councillors elect, Muhammad Segirinya said they also inquired from EC when it is going to gazette a day for their swearing in ceremony.
He added that they have given the EC 10 days to gazette the day or else they'll undress in public.

Segirinya further explained that deputy EC chairperson, Biribonwa assured them that the EC is working hard to see that the day is gazette.

 

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 on abilah aggayi and councillors arrive at the the  offices hotoawrence ulondo Hon. Nabilah Naggayi and councillors arrive at the the EC offices. Photo/Lawrence Mulondo

 

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