Male Mabirizi has filed an application asking interim orders compelling the Electoral Commission chairperson to step aside pending the disposal of his main application challenging his reign on the Commission.
He filed the application on Monday at Court Civil Division. In his appplication, he states that EC Chairperson shouldn’t be conducting business on behalf of the Commission yet his position is being challenged.
In August this year, Mabirizi filed a suit against Byabakama and the Attorney General. In his suit Mabirizi challenged Byabakama appointment as Electoral Commission chairperson without resigning as a Court of Appeal judge.
Fourteen members of the self-proclaimed People’s Government led by City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago also filed a similar suit in November.
According to Mabirizi, the main case against Byabakama is likely to take longer because they are still searching for more evidence against him.
Mabirizi further argues that in the event that court rules that Byabakama is holding the office illegally, it would make all his activities questionable.
There is also an ongoing case at the East African Court of Justice on the same matter filed by Mabirizi.