Court Dismisses Kibalama’s Case Against NUP Party

High Court judge Justice Musa Sekaana has today dismissed Moses Nkonge Kibalama’s case against National Unity Platform party who wanted the transfer of the party to the leadership of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine to be nullified.

Justice Ssekaana ruled that court declines to entertain the application since it was not brought under any known procedure.

“The judicial review guidelines or rules equally provide for locus standi and this would have been the threshold before the applicants would seek to challenge actions of the party. It is an abuse of court process. This application is dismissed with costs to the respondents. So I order.”  read part of the ruling by Justice Ssekaana.

Justice Ssekaana also ruled that the National Unity Platform (NUP) is a legally registered political party.

The National Unity Platform (NUP) had been sued by Difas Basile and Hassan Twala who were seeking the deregistration of the party following its change of name and ownership.

The party was formerly known as National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP), is now headed by Robert Kyagulanyi  under the new name National Unity Platform(NUP).