Monday March 31 2014

Peter Ssematimba is NRM Mayoral flag bearer


By Monitor Reporter

Usual Mayoral contender Peter Ssematimba has returned as the NRM flag bearer for the Mayoral by-elections. Ssematimba garnered 108,984 votes to reclaim the party ticket.

Ssematimba beat rivals Fred Kazibwe, 2011 Kawempe south contestant Hajji Najja Twaha and Muhamad Kasule in what Kazibwe claims was mired by malpractices and ballot stuffing from Ssematimba's camp.

The NRM primary results come at a time when Lukwago has been ordered out of office. Lukwago was ordered out of office by the Court of Appeal in a ruling delivered behind "closed" doors by Justice Steven Kavuma.

Lukwago however says he intends to appeal the ruling by the Court of Appeal. Meanwhile, high court judge Yasiin Nyanzi was due to deliver a ruling this afternoon but could not after the Court of Appeal halted all proceedings in the high court, further nailing Lukwago to the "board" and kicking him out of office.

By press time, Lukwago and his team of lawyers were at the supreme court to petition.