New Vision (Kampala)

6 September 2013

Uganda: Rebel MPs Reject Ruling, Vow to Stay in Parliament

Four rebel MPs have rejected a ruling by the Constitutional Court barring them from accessing Parliament premises and engaging in parliamentary proceedings pending hearing of a case against them in court.

They are: Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County), Mohammed Nsereko (Kampala central), Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga west) and Wilfred Niwagaba (Ndorwa East).

Earlier today, the Constitutional Court issued orders barring the MPs from accessing Parliamentary premises and engaging in proceedings of parliament until a case in court against them is heard.

Addressing a news conference briefly after the court's ruling, the MPs led by Theodore Ssekikubo vowed to continue their work at Parliament saying the decision to bar them from carrying out their Parliamentary work was unlawful and pre-judgment.

"We are going to continue coming to Parliament no matter the ruling, we cannot respect Justice Kavuma's ruling it was unlawful and politically motivated," Said Niwagaba.

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