Supreme Courts Readies for Bobi Wine’s Election Petition

Ugandan Supreme Court during the March 2016 Presidential election petition. The court will hear a second straight elections appeal

SUPREME COURT, KAMPALA: Former Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssetamu alias Bobi Wine and his lawyers are expected to appear before the Supreme Court today (Monday) to file an election petition in which they want the court to nullify President Yoweri Museveni’s victory.

Bobi Wine and his lawyers led by Anthony Wameli of Wameli & Company Advocates earlier notified the Supreme Court of Uganda that he will be filing a presidential petition today Monday, 1st Feb 2020.

Kyagulanyi who contested for presidency of the National Unity Platform ticket challenges the final electoral results in which EC Chairperson SImon Byabakama announced the incumbent President Museveni winner of the Jan.14 polls after garnering 5,851,037 votes (58.64%) while his closest challenger, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu of the National Unity Platform (NUP), polled 3,475, 398 (34.83%) of the total votes cast.

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Bobi Wine in his petition cites election irregularities which included ballot stuffing and alteration of results through the EC results reporting system which he strongly affirms do not ally with his declaration results forms.

He also accuses the military of confiscating several declaration forms from his agents with an intent to hide evidence of the said malpractice.

As the court readies to receive the election petition, the public has been banned from accessing the court premises as measure to combat possible spread of Covid-19.

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“We have all witnessed the overcrowding in and around the Courts of law with supporters gathering to follow petitions,” The ICT and National Guidance Minister, Judith Nabakooba said on Sunday.

“Going forward, we have all been advised to stay away from Courts of law limiting presence to only the immediate parties and their lawyers,” she added.

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