The National Unity Platform -NUP’s Fred Nyanzi is considering appealing against a court ruling on an election petition in favor of Muhammed Nsereko, the Kampala Central MP.
Nyanzi claims the ruling is suspicious because it not only dragged but also wasn’t read by the judge presiding over the case.
On Tuesday, the judiciary mouthpiece Jameson Karemani read the ruling on behalf of Justice Margaret Apiny who was not present.
The ruling dismissed the petition on grounds that the 3rd respondent-Nsereko was not properly served.
“Having found that the third respondent was not served, it, therefore, follows that the petition is incompetent and as such must be struck out. Consequently, election petition no.02 of 2021 is hereby struck out for lack of service upon the third respondent,” .
Following the ruling, a furious Nyanzi rushed to air out his grievances to the public through the media.
Nyanzi also a brother to the NUP strongman Bobi wine ranted;” I have followed the law, as you all know justice delayed is justice denied, this ruling was supposed to happen about 1 and half weeks ago but we are not certain why there was a lot of delays and its unfortunate”
Nyanzi further suggested the ruling was doctored ” the judge who was supposed to give us this ruling has not appeared in court.,someone else came and read the ruling. so we are still suspicious that this ruling was not made by the judge who handled the matter’
Nyanzi further fumed how the case had been frustrated from the onset; ‘‘We applied for subduce service, the court refused, they told us to serve the same man who was very hard to serve but we effected service as now it so happens that they have strangled this petition, at primary level, the grounds have not been heard by Ugandans everything is now kept undercover ”
Nyanzi concluded by saying his next course of action is to seek his lawyers to see the way forward.
He stated ”the war is far from over, these are just battles being won, am going to meet my advocates to find a way forward, but inwardly, I must appeal”
Compiled By Rashidah Nakaayi