The former National Unity Platform-NUP Party presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has finally applied to the Supreme Court asking for the withdrawal of his presidential election petition.
His lawyers led by Counsel Medard Lubega Sseggona filed the application this morning asking leave to withdraw the petition as a whole.
Mr. Bobi Wine Born Robert Kyagulanyi lists six reasons for withdrawing the petition that are supported with arguments in an affidavit of 22 paragraphs.
According to Kyagulanyi,
his witnesses are being abducted, tortured, harassed, and intimidated by state
security operatives at the watch of President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, and
Attorney General, the first and third respondents to the presidential elections
He also argues that the organs of the state like the Uganda Police Force and National Identification of Registrations of Persons Authority -NIRA, are being used by the respondents to investigate and infringe on his privacy and that of his witnesses.
The musician turned politician also alleges that the court has applied the rules governing the Presidential Election Petitions to his disadvantage, including her decision rejecting his application to amending his pleadings.
The Supreme Court had earlier on scheduled the conferencing for Kyagulanyi’s main presidential election petition today.
Reports yet to be confirmed indicate that former presidential candidate, John Katumba may take on the petition. END