President Yoweri Museveni has been dragged to a constitutional court today because the laws of the country provide that, a leader of any party cannot be president of Uganda concurrently.
Angry party Youth argue that the law in the constitution of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party is antagonistic to the supreme law (constitution) of Uganda.
The angry Youth’s want the constitutional court to determine whether it is the NRM party constitution that guides the Ugandan constitution or vice-versa.
Subject to provisions of the Ugandan constitution of 1995 as amended, Article 71 (d) provides;
“Members of the national organs of a political party shall be regularly elected from citizens of Uganda in conformity with the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this article and with due consideration for gender”.
The point of contention by these angry Youth is that according to provisions of the NRM party constitution, article 40 provides that the party chairman has the responsibility to elect leaders including party flag bearers that would later vie for presidency of Uganda.
In other words, Museveni as NRM party chairman should have only engaged in the election of the party flag bearer but not him carrying the party flag and represent the party in elections.