By Spy Uganda
Kololo, Kampala: The Chief Justice of Uganda His worship Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo has adjourned the hearing of the application to withdraw an election petition from the Supreme Court to allow lawyers of Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi wine renew their legal practicing certificates and licenses. In other words, Kyagulanyi’s lead counsel, also Busiro County MP Medard Ssegona Kalyamaggwa illegally before the Lordships of the supreme court, the highest in the land!
On Monday, when the court convened to hear the application to withdraw the petition, Kyagulanyi’s lawyers led by Medard Ssegona told court that their practicing certificates had expired and are yet to be renewed.
“We applied to the Law Council to renew our practicing certificates and they are being processed. Unfortunately, the grace period elapsed on February. We thought it is professional enough to raise it, it is not in our practice to operate outside the law but this is a matter that requires being expedited” Sseggona said.
In response, the Chief Justice ruled that it was better for the case to be adjourned as the lawyers write to the Supreme Court’s registrar to issue temporary practicing certificates to the three lawyers representing the petitioner (Kyagulanyi).
“We give you up to 5pm today to obtain practicing certificates. I am making it easy for you in case you have not yet done the other things which are required and I am directing the chief registrar to give you temporary practicing certificates that will expire on March 18, 2021, for purposes of prosecuting this petition,” ordered Dollo.
The Chief Justice further adjourned the case to tomorrow Friday at 9 am to hear the application to withdraw the petition.
According to the constitution, every advocate must have a practicing certificate renewable after one year and is issued by the Law Council.