Hussein Kashillingi, one of President Yoweri Museveni lawyers has warned former Presidential candidate and National Unity Platform principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Alias Bobi Wine to tighten his belt since he will have to cough billions of shillings for withdrawing the presidential petition from Supreme Court.
Kashiringi made a revelation while appearing on NBS TV’s Morning Breeze show on Tuesday, where he warned that when the Supreme Court accepts Kyagulanyi’s request, they will in turn send him their bill for the costs.
“We are warming up for the costs, and they are in billions. We will be putting in our bill,” Kashillingi said.
Bobi Wine on Monday announced that he had instructed his lawyers to file an application to withdraw the petition from supreme court.
In announcing his decision Monday, Bobi said authorities had blocked his attempt to present a case, citing the police lockdown of his party’s offices, and the military denying access to his lawyers and officials of his National Unity Platform party. He also accused the Supreme Court of rejecting as many as 200 affidavits.
“Owiny-Dollo’s court does not look like an institution that will give Ugandans justice.” Bobi Wine told his supporters on Monday.
Bobi Wine further noted that the Supreme Court judges are biased with a pre-determined mind and therefore they will not continue with such a ‘mockery’ of the judiciary.
Bobi Wine added this is a sign the judiciary does not intend to serve justice in the matter and they would not participate in what he called mockery to justice.“The Supreme Court said, we could only submit, in this our petition, for 30 minutes. Now, that was clear, one, the Supreme Court did not want this matter to attract so much attention. So, for that matter, for the reasons we’ve given above, we have decided to withdraw from their court. The courts are not independent; it’s clear that these people are working for Mr. Museveni,” he said
However, Museveni’s lawyer Kashilingi has trashed Bobi Wine’s allegations saying they are baseless and he has no evidence to back them up thus terming them as just ‘drama’ adding that Bobi Wine should stop fooling Ugandans.
“President Museveni won the election on January 14th. This drama has to end, even series come to an end. Hon. Kyagulanyi’s drama has to come to an end, the country has to move on.” Kashilingi said.
Kyagulanyi said that he will now take his case to the public court, but Kashillingi maintained that the public decided already and that was on January 14th, 2021, by going to the polls where President Museveni emerged winner, according to the results that were announced by Electoral Commission.
“They said that President Museveni should lead us for the next five years, when you go to court, you expect to win or lose. There is no draw, the courts don’t become biased because Hon. Kyagulanyi says so,” Kashilingi added.