withdrawal of the petition by the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential
candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu from the Supreme Court denied the country
a renewed legal system, the Director of Legal Services in the ruling National
Resistance Movement (NRM) party, Oscar Kihika has observed.
On Friday last week, the nine-member panel of the Supreme Court justice allowed Kyagulanyi to withdraw his presidential election petition in which he had sought to over the victory of the incumbent President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Kyagulanyi ran to court on February 1st, 2021
accusing the Electoral Commission of fraudulently declaring Museveni as
the winner of the January 14th elections with 58 percent of the total votes
cast against his 35 percent.
In his petition, Kyagulanyi accused Museveni of bribery, intimidation, ballot stuffing and sponsoring violence, which resulted in arrests and death of people during the election process.
Kyagulanyi accused the Attorney General, who was a respondent to suit of failure to implement the recommendations arising from the previous Presidential Election Petitions aimed at improving the electoral processes in the country.
On Friday, a panel of nine Supreme Court Justices led by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo allowed Kyagulanyi to withdraw his petition.
Addressing journalists at the NRM Party Headquarters in Kampala yesterday, Oscar Kihika, the NRM legal director, said the country and the legal fraternity, in particular, have lost immensely because of the withdrawal of the petition. Kihika Speaking;…..