Justice Benjamin Odoki has written to Singh Katongole, the former Rubaga North Member of parliament informing him that he has not right to appeal against the ruling by the Court of Appeal.
Justice Benjamin Odoki has written to Singh Katongole, the former Rubaga North Member of parliament informing him that he has no right to appeal against the ruling by the Court of Appeal. He explains that the right to appeal to the Supreme Court that was formally accorded to litigants in election petitions was scrapped in the amended parliamentary elections act 2012.
Odoki says that section 66, sub section 3 of the amended parliamentary election provides that the decision of the court of appeal in election petitions is final. He also dismisses allegations by Singh Katongole labeled against judicial officers and staff of the court of appeal as baseless.
Recently, Katongole accused Judicial Officers and staff in the court of appeal of bias because of their failure to list his application against the court of appeal ruling nullifying his election as Rubaga North Member of parliament.
Justice Odoki notes that the court of appeal has no powers to receive such an appeal, adding that doing so would be an abuse of the court process. He warns Katongole to desist from making baseless allegations against judicial officers and staff. On May 3, the court of Appeal confirmed Moses Kasibante as the legally elected Rubaga North Member of Parliament. The court of appeal judges Constance Byamugisha, Steven Kavuma and Remy Kasule confirmed Kasibante after threwing an appeal filed by Singh challenging a high court ruling reinstating him as the legally elected MP.
In their ruling read by Erias Kisawuzi, the registrar of the court of appeal, the judges argued that Singh had failed to take essential steps to pursue his application.
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