Lawyer Mabirizi petitions court over Museveni’s Election Win

UGANDA DECIDES 2021: City lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi has petitioned the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) challenging a number of ‘illegalities’ that happened during and after the 2021 general elections in which Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was declared the winner in the presidential race.

In the petition filed at the EACJ Sub Registry in Kampala, Mabirizi has asked Court to nullify the final results of the presidential and parliamentary elections “because the process didn’t meet the required democratic measures.”

“The disconnection of internet and Mobile Money Services jointly and severally infringed on the Universal right to access internet, undermined Ugandans’ expression of their will and consent on who shall govern them and how they should be governed, through free and fair elections,” the petition reads in part.

The petition further states that the service disconnection undermined Ugandan citizens’ right to participate in the affairs of government as well as derogating the right of persons in Uganda to practice their profession and to carry on any lawful occupation, trade or business.

Mabirizi also noted that it was wrong to announce results without specifying particulars of the origin of the results in terms of District, Sub County, Parish, Village and Polling station.

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“Consequently, to the afore mentioned actions and decisions by Justice Simon Byabakama, a sitting Justice of the Court of Appeal of Uganda without relinquishing his position as justice of Appeal, was illegal,” Mabirizi pointed out.

Mabirizi has also asked Court to award him damages and costs.

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