Former Democratic Party [DP] legal advisor, Joseph Balikudembe, has died at Nsambya Hospital.
A senior counsel, Balikuddembe was the lead lawyer in the case ‘Paul Ssemwogerere vs Attorney General’ which opened up multi-party politics in Uganda in 2005.
The former Deputy Speaker of Buganda Lukiiko has been battling cancer.
He was part of the constituent assembly that drafted Uganda’s current constitution in 1995.
In 1997, Balikudembe represented Masaka district in the Buganda Lukiiko and was once the deputy speaker of the Lukiiko.
He contested for the Presidency of the Democratic Party in 2005 but stepped down for John Ssebaana Kizito at the last minute to consolidate the Buganda vote.
He also formed a DP faction that walked out of the party in 2010 when Norbert Mao was elected as President General of the Democratic Party.