Ssekikubo, LDC ordered to get out of court settlement   


High Court (Civil  Division) Judge Henrietta Wolayo has ordered the Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo to settle his academic dispute case with the Law Development Centre (LDC) outside Court.

On April 24, Ssekikubo petioned the court challenging LDC’s decision to struck him off the graduation list on grounds that he failed his bar course exams.

Court convened on Wednesday to hear his main application  in which  he demands that LDC admits that it acted wrongfully to keep him off the graduation list and that he be awarded his transcript despite having missed on the graduation.

Ssekikubo is represented by Lawyers Caleb Alaka and Muhammad Mbabazi while LDC is represented by Fox Odoi.

Ssekikubo’s answer sheet that he relies on to claim that he passed.
He claims that both the internal and external examiners awarded him 50% and 51% respectively but an unknown official at LDC put 44% to put him off the graduation list.

Wolayo directed LDC to disclose all supporting documents to Ssekikubo by Monday June 4.

The documents to be submitted include rejoinders, marking guides and the affidavit of the Director of LDC.

The judge also directed court registrar to appoint a judge to oversee the mediation between Ssekikubo and LDC which must be concluded within a month.

Court shall convene on July 3 to hear mediation results and guide on the wayforward as matters may arise.

Addressing the press after court proceedings, Ssekikubo vowed to continue pursuing the case until justice is served.

He said that he also wants court to cross examine LDC on allegations that it is being used by an invisible hand to fight political battles.