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Robert Kyagulanyi withdraws poll petition



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National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi wine has withdrawn his petition challenging the outcome of the Uganda presidential election.

Bobi Wine  cited “biasness” and “frustration” from the Supreme Court.

On Tuesday last week the Supreme Court rejected Mr Kyagulanyi’s additional evidence in over 120 affidavits sworn by senior members of his National Unity Platform (NUP) party and close friends in support of the petition.

The Court said these were filed a day late.

The court had given a deadline of February 14 for the filing of evidence.

Museveni and Robert Kyagulanyi.

Addressing reporters at his party offices in Kampala on Tuesday, Mr Kyagulanyi, flanked by senior party leaders, said that if such frustrations from the Court persist, they will be forced to withdraw the petition.

“We have been collecting evidence and more is still coming in but the Supreme Court has rejected 250 affidavits we filed yesterday (February 15) much as hearing of the petition hasn’t started. We want to put the Supreme Court on notice that if this persists, we are not going to be part of that mockery, the next step is to take the matter to the public court,” Mr Kyagulanyi said.

The court’s rejection of new evidence from the Mr Kyagulanyi camp was the second blow to them since they filed the petition.

The country’s Electoral Commission announced Museveni winner of the January 14, 2021 election with 58.64 per cent of the vote. Kyagulanyi came second with 34.83 per cent.

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