High Court judge Musa Ssekaana has ruled that the National Unity Platform (NUP) is a legally registered political party. The case has been dismissed with costs to the respondents.
The party founder Mzee Moses Nkonge Kibalama wanted the transfer of the party to the leadership of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine to be nullified.
“This court declines to entertain the application since it was not brought under any known procedure and secondly it was made to avoid the time limit of 3 months within which an application for judicial review should have been brought,” the ruling reads in part.
The judge added that the judicial review guidelines or rules equally provide for locus standi and this would have been the threshold before the applicants would seek to challenge actions of a party. It is an abuse of court process.
“This application is dismissed with costs to the respondents I so order,” Ssekaana ruled.