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By Mulengera Reporters


The nomination of Habib Buwembo as the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidate for the Rubaga South parliamentary seat hangs in balance following the decision by his rival Grace Nakanwagi (who he defeated squarely in party primaries) to run to High Court Civil Division praying for a temporary injunction blocking him. The little-known Nakanwagi (believed to be a proxy of Buwembo haters inside FDC) is challenging the holding of electoral primaries for the Rubaga South constituency MP flag bearership as opposed to vetting contestants the way it was resolved by the party leadership.

“A decision doth issue against the respondent (FDC) that the decision reached to conduct primaries for Rubaga South was erroneous, prejudicial and contrary to the resolution to vet contestants on the Forum for Democratic Change electoral tickets,” reads the application drafted by Nakanwagi’s lawyers of Sebanja & Co. Advocates.
She also wants court to quash the erroneous decision to conduct primaries and all actions taken so far on that basis and direct FDC to give her all the necessary documents to facilitate her nominations. “An order of mandamus doth issue against the respondent to give all the necessary documents to the applicant to enable her to get nominated by the Electoral Commission for the electoral seat of Member of Parliament for Rubaga South for the electoral term 2021-2026.”


Nakanwagi’s ill-fated application had been scheduled for hearing before the Deputy Registrar of the High Court Civil Division. She became aggrieved when FDC (whose Najja headquarters falls in Rubaga South) conducted primaries to elect a candidate to overcome the controversy the fierce competition between her and Habib Buwembo had generated. The results proclaimed by presiding officer Richard Kudeeba, Buwembo polled 49 votes against Nakanwagi’s mere 4! A frustrated Buwembo earlier today sent out the following text message: “I was meant to Nominate Today Thursday at 12:00noon as I had already Cleared with every necessity, Nomination Payment as well and the High Court (Civil Divisions) sets Proceedings same day at 2:30 pm.  You’re Prayers.” Buwembo had previously accused some party officials of despising and not wishing him well simply because he is financially poor notwithstanding his well-publicized defiance activities over the years.

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