High court in Kampala has this Tuesday afternoon upheld the legitimacy of the incumbent leadership of the disputed National Unity Platform party and contested the idea of issuing an injunction to nullify the activities of the party.
This follows a suit filed by a couple of disgruntled members claiming to subscribe to NUP. In their suit, the duo sought an injunction and interim order blocking the NUP from conducting and executing party obligations including the ongoing primaries and verification process on grounds that the leadership and party transactions are illegally conducted.
In the verdict, courg ruled that an interim halting order would be of great inconvenience to the NUP where several people have injected in their resources and time. Court also held that the NUP already morphed into a new name and hence can’t be compelled to shift back to its old name.
Court also recognised the fact that the NUP shifted its leadership from Nkonge Kibalama to the Kyadondo East legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi who apparently holds office and conducts party activities. The NUP was represented by the Executive Secretary and learned lawyer, David Lewis Rubongoya, Western region coordinator Saasi Marvin, among others.