The main opposition of Uganda’s incumbent president Yoweri Museveni, Bobi Wine, said he was withdrawing litigation – challenging presidential election results. He accused the judiciary of being “biased”.
Wine told a news conference in the capital, Kampala, of his intentions to withdraw the case from court.”We have decided to withdraw the case”. he said.
Bobi Wine, 39, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, had rejected the January presidential election results; alleging “electoral fraud and irregularities” accompanied the polls results. He asked court to overturn the results on several grounds including widespread use of violence.
Obinwanne news had reported that Ugandan court rules freedom for opposition leader Bobi Wine. The latter’s home was barricaded with heavy military guard as the results were announced.
Yoweri Museveni, 76, the incumbent leader of Uganda, who has led the country since 1986, was declared winner. He was accorded 59% of the vote; whereas, Wine was said to have won 35%.
Bobi Wine had told reporters that the judges are in support of Yoweri ,”It is clear these people (judges) are working for Mr Museveni,” he stated.
Subsequently, Solomon Muyifa, a judiciary spokesman told reporters that they would only respond to Wine’s accusation, and decisions to withdraw the lawsuit when he has formally quit through his lawyers.
” Right now, what he has done is, he has only made a political statement, so far as the record of the Supreme Court are concerned, the case is still there,” Solomon reacted.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News