Musoke Nsereko Wakayima, the embattled Nansana Municipality legislator has written to the clerk to parliament, Jane Kibirige indicating his plan to appeal the nullification of his election. In this July 21st letter through his lawyers, lawyers Alaka and Company Advocates, Wakayima says he intends to appeal the ruling by Justice Vincent Okwanga throwing him out of parliament.
On Wednesday, Justice Vincent nullified the election of the legislator, saying his name Wakayima Musoke Nsereko doesn’t appear on the voter’s register following an application filed by his rival, Robert Kasule Ssebunya. He said Wakayima was nominated erroneously since the name on his national identity card is Musoke Hannington Nsereko.
Justice Vincent Okwanga went ahead to declare Ssebunya the duly elected Nansana municipality member of parliament. But Wakayima says he is dissatisfied with the court ruling, claiming that he has a statutory document to back his name change.
Wakayima’s lawyer, Kenneth Kakande says the notice of appeal will keep him in office until the matter is disposed of by the Court of Appeal. He is confident that his client will keep his seat.
A total of 15 MPs have been kicked out of Parliament following petitions challenging their elections.