High court sets date to rule on Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama case

High court sets 19th Dec/2016 to deliver its ruling on whether to grant Rubaga South Constituency Voter Habib Buwembo, permission to challenge Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama,s academic qualification.

Submissions in the case were concluded with Buwembo asking presiding Judge Margaret Oguli Oumo to grant his request maintaining that the legislator lacks the minimum academic qualification to be an MP, having failed his Uganda Certificate of Education examination.

Buwembo wants extension of time of about 30days so that he can hunt for the 500siignatures to support his intended election petition, to throw Lubwama out of the 10th parliament, because the time within which he should have done so lapsed.

But Lubwama in his response assured Buwembo and Justice Oguli that not even he has the power to extend time set by parliament, and allow Buwembo to file an election petition against him.

Lubwama maintains that he has never forged any academic papers and that the Diploma he has is authentic, since it was acquired after sitting for special exams at Makerere University and passed.