Bobi Wine withdraws election petition against Museveni

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Parrots UG learned that yesterday Kyagulanyi made an oath through his lawyers of Lukwago & co. Advocates to withdraw the case. And the lawyers were by publication time, ready to petition court on case withdrawal today.

National Unity Platform president Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine, has on Monday withdrawn his election petition from the supreme court in which he was challenging president Museveni’s victory in the January 14, elections.

Bobi Wine made the declaration during a press conference at the party Headquarters in Kamwokya on today.

“We have decided to remove our case from Owiny Dollo’s court, we shall now take the matter to the court of public court,” Bobi Wine said.

Bobi Wine said his team had realized they stood no chance in a court that looks compromised by president Museveni.

“Just like Museveni sought to challenge the victory of Obote in 1980 and later withdrew the case and chose to go to the bush, we have also sought the same since the circumstances are not any different,” he said.

Parrots UG learned that yesterday Kyagulanyi made an oath through his lawyers of Lukwago & co. Advocates to withdraw the case. And the lawyers were by publication time, ready to petition court on case withdrawal today.

Bobi Wine says he has bias on the judges benching his petition case and how it has been handled.

It should be remembered that in the recent past, he (Kyagulanyi) expressed worries on three supreme court justices; Chief JusticeAlfonse Owinyi Dolo, Ezekiel Muhanguzi and Mike Chibita demanding them to recuse from his petition over bias and lack of confidence since the three compromised with the incumbent president.

There is also a circulating video indicating three judges in Kyagulanyi case driving at state house compounds which is alleged that they had gone to meet Museveni for talks on a petition challenging his victory.

Also, court recently rejected 20 more affidavits which Kyagulanyi wanted to feed to court to support him in his case. Among the rejected sworn in affidavits includes for Mukono municipality MP, Hon. Betty Nambooze; detained musician, Ali Bujenya aka Nubian Li, NUP Secretary General, David Lewis Rubongoya, among other NUP supporters.

These prompted Kyagulanyi to withdraw the case from supreme court to the public court. He however said that NUP will not use violent means as did president Museveni.

“We are peaceful and we shall not use violence as Museveni did,” he said.

The withdraw of the case will see President elect, incumbent Yoweri Museveni Kaguta Tibuhaburwa swearing in as the president.

Constitutionally, it is legal for any individual to withdraw his/her filed case from court upon petitioning court and approval. However, he/she may pay fee to the defendant to compensate the time and resources used during the processes.

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