Kindandala withdraws appeal against incarcerated Kawempe North MP. Ssegirinya
By Nabirye Edith
Former contestant for the Kawempe North MP seat, Suleiman Kidandala has
written to court of appeal withdrawing his petition challenging high court
decision that rule in favor of the incarcerated Kawempe North legislator Hon.
Muhammad Ssegirinya victory for the parliamentary seat.
In the January 14 polls, Kidandala got 7,512 votes against Ssegirinya’s
41,197, prompting the former to run to court for lack of requisite
academic qualifications by his rival.
In the withdrawal letter, Kidandala based his decision to withdraw the
matter on a number of reasons but most the continued incarceration of Segirinya
which he says will portray him as a tormentor as well.
“But most of all the continued
incarceration of the first respondent [Ssegirinya] has portrayed the appellant
as if he is on the side of the tormentors. This has greatly compromised the
appellant’s values of truthfully fighting for the underdog in society and
progressive change. We therefore instructed to pray that the appeal is
withdrawn,” read the withdraw letter in parts
Ssegirinya is currently in Kigo prison where he is held alongside his
colleague, Allan Ssewanyana on allegations of being behind the murders in the
greater Masaka region.