KAMPALA –The president of the Uganda Medical Association – UMA, Dr Samuel Oledo has petitioned the High Court in Kampala seeking to block plans to censure him.
Dr Oledo asserts that the process to impeach him is baseless and not grounded in law.
Last week, doctors under their UMA umbrella raised the signatures they need to censure Oledo.
According to Dr Ronald Kazibwe – a member of the association, a total of 425 doctors had participated in an online poll that he, together with colleague Gladys Atto had generated, following an incident where Oledo publicly knelt, requesting President Yoweri Museveni to stand for another term of office, come 2026.
Dr Oledo together with a group of others donning clinical coats had been attending an NRM Youth symposium at Kololo Ceremonial grounds when they knelt before President Museveni, endorsing him as the sole candidate in the 2026 general elections.
Dr Kazibwe and his colleagues, who meet this Sunday to determine Oledo’s fate, insist that their embattled leader was never assigned to act on their behalf.
Justice Musa Ssekaana of the Civil Division of the High Court will on Monday hear Oledo’s petition.
“If no appearance is made on your behalf, by yourself/our pleader or someone authorised by law to act for you, the case will be heard in your absence.” read a hearing notice signed by Justice Ssekaana – a known sympathiser of the ruling NRM party.