The High Court in Masindi has barred former President Idi Amin’s grandson Taban Idi Amin, from participating in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries to contest for the Kibanda North County parliamentary seat.
In an interim order issued by the Masindi High Court Assistant Registrar Julia Acio, Taban Idi Amin was stopped from participating in the process following an application filed by his rival Sam Otada Amooti Owor.
‘An interim order is hereby granted to restrain the respondents, their agents, assignees, personal representatives, attorneys, licensees, successors and or any other person acting in their stead from conducting the NRM primary election flag bearer for Kibanda North county, Kiryandongo district … pending the determination of a temporary injunction for the domain in the substantive application which is hitherto before the Judge,’ Ms. Acio wrote.
Mr. Amooti Otada, the immediate former MP for the area is represented by Mr. Asuman Nyonyintono, while Caleb Alaka is counsel for the 1st respondent Taban Idi Amin, and Mrs. Suzan Zemei holding brief for counsel of the 2nd respondent, the NRM.
Taban Idi Amin and Mr. Otada Owori were due to square it off today in the party primaries before a by-election ordered after the former’s election as MP was nullified.