KAMPALA, UGANDA: Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine, the former NUP Presidential Candidate has confirmed that he will challenge Museveni’s victory in the 2021 General Elections through a court petition to be filed next week.
Bobi through his lawyers Wameli and Company Advocates, issued a notice to the supreme Court that he is set to file a presidential petition on Monday 1st February 2020.
The Judicial Spokesperson, Solomon Muyita confirmed the development when contact by our reporter.
In his post-election address last week, Kyagulanyi described the presidential election of January 14 as “a mockery of democracy” and said he would a notice for the next step in due time.
“A number of well wishers have since the 17th of January been telling us to go to court, while others do not support it. Those against court say we would be giving Museveni another term. We are still consulting stakeholders and we will, in a few days, inform you of our decision,” he said in his Facebook Address last week.
“We defeated them and we we were supposed to be announced as winners but they announced fake results which are not totally related to what happened.”
Bobi Wine also called on Ugandans to use “non-violent legal means to remove Museveni”.
“This is an insult to all Ugandans who have fought for freedom. We reject these fake results, and we refuse to acknowledge Museveni as the winner. Resisting tyranny in Uganda is now our duty. We must rise peacefully.We are a non-violent group. Studies show that non-violent revolutions have been more effective in removing dictatorships,” he said.
Bobi Wine in the 2021 presidential scored 35% trailing second against President Yoweri Museveni, who won a sixth term with an outright majority of 58%.