Court Rules On MP Kwizera Vs Nsaba Buturo Petition Monday

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Kabale Magistrates Court will on Monday rule on a petition by MP Eddie Kwizera against former Minister Nsaba Buturo. Kwizera lost Bufumbira South Constituency National Resistance Movement primaries.

Kabale Chief Magistrates' Court will on Monday rule on a petition by Bufumbira South Member of Parliament, Eddie Kwizera. 

Kwizera is challenging the National Resistance Movement primaries results, in which he lost to former State Minister for Ethics, James Nsaba Buturo.

Kwizera however says the elections were marred by irregularities, and petitioned the NRM electoral commission. NRM electoral boss, Dr. Tanga Odoi did not find merit in Kiwzera's petition.

He then decided to take the matter to court. He has made an application for an interim injunction to block the presentation of Nsaba Buturo as the NRM flag bearer.

In a court session on Friday, presiding judge Agatonika  Mbabazi said she will rule on the interim order application on Monday.

Nsaba Buturo is represented by Augustine Odit of Kampala Associated Advocates.

The ruling will come just three days to the nomination of aspirants for Member of Parliament on 2nd and 3rd, December.


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