The Ugandan Supreme Court sitting at Kololo, Kampala on Wednesday quashed the decision of the country’s Constitutional Court that barred the ruling party’s National Resistance Movement (NRM) ‘rebel’ MPs from accessing Parliament pending a decision on the main petition.
The lawmakers include; Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County) Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga County), Muhammad Nsereko (Kampala Central) and Ndorwa East’s Wilfred Niwagaba.
The four were expelled from the ruling NRM for alleged indiscipline early this year by the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC). It was chaired President Yoweri Museveni who is also NRM party chairperson.
Wednesday’s decision was reached by a 6-1 majority. Justices Benjamin Odoki, Galdino Moro Okello, Bart Magunda Katureebe, Christine Kitunga, Jotham Tumwesigye and John Wilson Ssekoko.
However, Esther Mayambala Kisakye disagreed with them.
The Constitutional Court ruling that barred them from accessing parliament ruling was a result an application filed by the ruling party seeking to eject the MPs from parliament. It came after Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of Parliament rejected a request by the the NRM Secretary General Amama Mbabazi, to eject the MPs.