Uganda’s Supreme Court has jailed a former presidential aspirant for using abusive language.
The Chief Justice the the highest court in Uganda jailed Ivan Ssebadduka for hurling insults against them, including calling them incompetent fools.
However, local press in the country reported that Ivan Samuel Ssebadduka was sentenced to three years in prison for contempt of court.
Mr Ssebadduka had in September filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking to stop a requirement for presidential aspirants to collect nomination signatures.
He also wanted the court to suspend coronavirus safety restrictions issued by the health ministry on the conduct of campaign rallies.
He used the offensive remarks when defending the petition before the judges
Chief Justice Alfonse Owinyi-Dollo was quoted as saying that criticism against judges should be accurate and fair and should not infringe on the the rights of others.
Last year, the now jailed politician had also petitioned the Supreme Court to stop Muslims from referring to God as Allah.
This coming at a time the Longest serving ruler Yoweri Museveni had announced that there is no opposition in Uganda
There is no opposition in Uganda I can’t defeat because they have no logic. What are they opposing? There is no ground for opposition in any part of Uganda. They are discredited. They have no track record of what they have done on national issues, ”Our candidate Museveni said pic.twitter.com/ybEN7N597X
— NRM Party (@NRMOnline) November 25, 2020
Last week more than 52 Ugandan civilians were shot dead after chaos erupted when another presidential aspirant Bobi Wine was forcefully detained.
We are tired of Museveni killing innocent people pic.twitter.com/BBkIqANGfE
— Kareem (@MbowaAbdukarim) November 25, 2020
According to Ugandan Police, Bobi Wine was arestest for holding a rally dispite the Pressidential Order that all political rallies in the country be banned to curb the spread of covid-19.
Which is a double speak becausee yesterday, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni met with NRM leaders from the Bugisu Region, particularly the districts of Bududa, Bulambuli, Manafwa, Mbale, Namisindwa, and Sironko.
Look at the video of evidence of people minding their own business as Museveni passes through mbale.
Museveni earlier today in Mbale as big crowds showed up on streets to wave at him as he was heading to his campaign venue. pic.twitter.com/YokVtMqydy
— ands JEFF (@andsjeff) November 24, 2020