Kiboga LC V Chairman Ordered to Leave Office

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Kiboga LC V chairman ordered to leave office

Siraji Nkungwa Kizito, incumbent Kiboga LC V chairman and three district councilors are in trouble for their alleged breach of the local government act.
Roselyn Adong Ruhoni, Kiboga Chief Administrative Officer has ordered the officials to vacate their seats because of contesting as independents in the just concluded elections without resigning their seats.
The councilors are Agnes Namboyera, Kiboga district council deputy speaker, Hajji Suleiman Ssekiwunga, Kiboga town council district councilor and the female youth councilor Caroline Musoke.
In a 6th April letter addressed to the officials, Adong says that they ceased operating in their capacities immediately when they offered themselves for elections as independents because they were elected as party representatives.
Adungo cites section 23 of the amended local government act 2010, that states that once a person leaves a political party which he was elected to council and joins another or becomes independent he or she automatically loses his office.
She says that the officials also cease to receive any office benefits including their salary. Adungo has ordered Kabugu Musisi, Kiboga Vice Chairperson to immediately take over office as acting chairman.
Last month, Israel Yiga, Kiboga LC V chairman warned that the district risked dumping it self into legal difficulties if the affected persons continued to expedite their office obligations since they currently hold the offices illegally.
But Nkungwa contends that he did not contest as an independent in the just concluded elections. Nkungwa says that he withdrew his candidature from LCV race before nominations.
He accuses Yiga of witch hunting him and his supporters maintaining that this threatened the unity of the district which is paramount for development.
Kiboga council speaker Noah Kibwami has confirmed that his office has already received the interdiction letters and he has already acted by informing the affected council members.