Press Statement by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago:
Some KCCA leaders and I have today morning filed an application in the Constitutional Court, seeking to be accorded our inalienable right to be heard in the Mulindwa Muwonge petition, wherein he is challenging the legality of the elected leadership in Kampala. We can’t peg our rights and hope on a mere presidential directive to Mulindwa to withdraw the petition. I also sought for audience with Justice Kavuma as a follow up on the controversies surrounding the reopening of the Lord mayor’s parlour. The Registrar, Deo Nizeimana assured us that the matters are cause listed soon. We shall not waver on matters of justice and Rule of Law.
“VIDEO: The Kampala Mayor elect Erias Lukwago who was meant to take office today stormed the Deputy Chief Justice’s office today. Find out why” (NBS TV Uganda, 2016)
Erias Lukwago Statement today on the Matter:
Addressing the press at my home earlier in the day. I reject in totality any suggestion, whether made in good faith or not, that I should halt all the arrangements for resuming my duties at City Hall until I have subscribed to a new oath in May. I need not labour so much to explain the current legal status, for it’s known by all and sundry that the purported impeachment was declared null and void by Justice Lydia Mugambe on 28th March 2014. The Attorney General never appealed against the said decision and, consequently, the interim order of stay of execution issued by Justice Kavuma lapsed upon expiry of the 21 days from 1st April 2014. Following the Solicitor General’s warped opinion that the 21 days were frozen by the Supreme Court direction of 21st August 2014, we elected to seek for a clarification and guidance from Justice Kavuma, and the Registrar, Court of Appeal, H.W Nizeimana Deo assured us that they will issue a statement on the matter before close of business today. As law abiding citizens, we have opted to patiently wait for the same before taking any other step. I will furnish you with all the developments as they emerge, and will give you details tonight on 88.8 CBS fm from 8.00pm. For God and My Country.
My statement: This is it for Now. History repeats itself and Jennifer Musisi enjoys the KCCA offices while trying to impress Mzee. Peace.
PS: Did she forget this – I think she doesn’t care about the voters of Kampala. Just like the spotlight on herself.