FDC Vows to go ahead with Today’s Parliamentary debate on the Presidential hand shake money despite the Court Ban
The opposition Forum for Democratic Change has vowed to go ahead with its planned move to demand that the presidential hand shake money is refunded, in defiance of the Deputy Chief Justice’s interim order against the same.
Uganda’s Constitutional Court yesterday issued an interim order stopping parliament from debating, investigating or inquiring into the presidential hand shake, until a main petition filed against the Attorney General is heard and disposed of.
Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma on Monday granted the application filed by Eric Sabiiti the Senior Legal Officer In-charge of Litigation at the Electoral Commission.
Sabiiti filed the same through Candia and Oundo Company Advocates.
He is challenging Parliament from appointing a select committee to investigate the executive authority and powers of the president.
Justice Stephen Kavuma issued an interim order barring parliament from debating the 6 billion shillings scam arising out of President Museveni’s Golden Handshake to 42 lawyers.
The order came after FDC announced that, it’s working committee is set to meet today to formulate a document to be presented to Parliament seeking to recover Shs.6 billion.
The Deputy Secretary General Harold Kaija says the working will sit today as planned and continue with the process, condemned the government for always manipulating the law to block important investigations into allegations of abuse of public funds.
However, Following the Monday 9 January’s constitutional Court interim order prohibiting parliament, media or any individual from probing the oil cash bonanza, parliament may have decided to pull out of the debate.