Lawyers representing the National Unity Platform president, Robert Kyagulanyi have finally served Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, the President-elect with the petition challenging the outcome of the just-concluded election.
The lawyers led by Anthony Wameli met with a team led by the NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba who escorted lawyer Essau Isingoma from K & K Advocates, the law firm representing Museveni, and handed over a copy of the petition.
The lawyer noted that since the Electoral Commission and the Attorney General have also been served, they now wait for court to give the date for the case pre-hearing meeting.
According to Kasule Lumumba, the NRM lawyers will now peruse through the evidence and response accordingly. Ms. Lumumba Speaking;….
Kyagulanyi on Monday whose political party has lined about forty lawyers to defend his Presidential victory filed a petition challenging the outcome of the January, 14 polls in which the incumbent, Yoweri Museveni was declared the winner 58.38% and Kyagulanyi as his closest rival with about 35%
In his petition, the NUP presidential candidate in the concluded election says the campaigns and the subsequent elections were not free and fair, rendering the outcome of the election. END.