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Supreme Court Names Justices and Sets Dates to Hear EC Appeal

The Supreme Court has names a panel of 7 Justices led by Dr. Esther Kisakye to hear an application seeking to temporarily suspend the execution of a recent Constitutional Court decision which nullified the election of six Members of Parliament from the newly created municipalities. The court also set the 6th of February 2020 as the date when the appeal will be heard.

The Constitutional Court Justices led by the Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dolo had on 27th December last year ordered 6 Members of Parliament to vacate their seats saying they had been elected into non-existing constituencies. The justices noted that their constituencies had not yet been demarcated by the Electoral Commission. On January 10th this year, the Electoral Commission and the Attorney General appealed to the Supreme Court seeking to suspend the execution of this order.

The affected Members of Parliament include; Patrick Ocan, Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye, Tarsis Rwaburindore Bishanga, Hashim Sulaiman, Abrahams Lokii and Asuman Basalirwa.

The panel of Supreme Justices going to handle this case include Stella Arach Amoko, Opio Aweri, Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa, Paul Mugamba, Richard Butera, and Justice Mike Chibita led by Dr. Esther Kisakye.

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