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You’re idle: Lumumba, Sseggona in war of words outside Supreme Court

Lumumba and Sseggona. Courtesy Photos

Ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general Justine Kasule Lumumba and Busiro Medard Lubega Sseggona were engaged in a bitter exchange that played out on the media outside the Supreme Court in Kampala.

It all started when Lumumba accused Sseggona of acting like he didn’t know what to do.

Sseggona, who is leading the legal team for Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, applied for the withdrawal of his election petition from the Supreme Court.

But court asked him to swear an affidavit to support the application — even when Bobi Wine had filed one.

And Lumumba cheered the judges on.

“I urge you to go and bring your affidavit because it is a requirement as the law stipulates. Kyagulanyi played his part, you as well go and play your role,” said Lumumba.

When it was his turn to face the cameras, Sseggona labelled Lumumba ‘idle.’

“The committed the offence, do they want to tell the nation that they don’t know why they were dragged to court? By the way, who dragged Lumumba to court? Some people are idle,” fumed Sseggona.

“I have never dragged her to court or the NRM. I sued the election thief and when you decide to accompany the thief you are not supposed to complain.”

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