Date fixed for hearing Obal’s suit against NRM CEC members

(Last Updated On: 3 April 2024)

Kampala | The High Court at Kampala has set a date for hearing a miscellaneous application arising from the main application, (Civil Suit No.).

The main suit has nine defendants, among them the NRM party and chairperson of the NRM electoral commission, Dr Tanga Odoi. 

However, the miscellaneous application is strictly seeking a court ruling to order sued members of the NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) to vacate office with immediate effect.

The plaintiff, Daniel Obal, through his legal representative, wants CEC members: Gadhaffi Nassur, Gabriel Kato, Lydia Wanyoto, Dominic Mafabi Gidudu; Mwesigwa Rukari, Gen Jim Muhwezi and James Tweheyo to vacate their respective offices because they currently occupy it illegally.

He (Obal) also wants the court to compel defendant Gadhaffi Nassur, chairperson of NRM Youth League to vacate office because he’s now old.

“….TAKE NOTICE that the hearing of this case has been fixed for the 30 Apr 2024 11:30 AM o’clock in the fore/afternoon or soon thereafter as the case can be heard in this court.

“If no appearance is made on your behalf, by yourself/our pleader or someone authorised by the law..” reads part of the hearing notice.

Justice Musa Ssekana, Head of the Civil Division of the High Court will hear this particular case.

Meanwhile, tndNews understands that hearing the main suit will begin on  May 14, 2024.

Last month, NRM party member Daniel Obal dragged his party and its senior members to court over illegalities.

Obal, also a youth advisor to President Museveni who also doubles as the national chairman of the party in the suit, asks the court to compel the defendants to stop benefiting from the first defendant (NRM).

The plaintiff avers that each of the defendants is getting emoluments from the party even when they know they hold those offices illegally.

Read more: Sued NRM CEC member asks Museveni to intervene: faults secretariat leaders 

Last month, director of legal affairs of NRM, Enoch Batata said his team were ready for the showdown in Court.

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