Ruling National Resistance Movement – NRM is in celebrations following Robert Kyagulanyi’s announcement that he will be withdrawing his election petition from the Supreme Court.
Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine who contested against President Yoweri Museveni in the recently concluded elections has been challenging Museveni’s victory citing “massive vote rigging” among other irregularities.
He filed a petition to the Supreme court trying to overturn Museveni’s win but made a U-turn and instructed his lawyers to withdraw the petition.
“We have instructed our lawyers to withdraw our case from Mr. Owiny Dollo’s court immediately because we don’t think that is a court that will deliver justice to the people,” he said.
His announcement was welcome with celebrations from the NRM who were quick to mention that their candidate’s win is now unchallenged.
“Robert Kyagulanyi has withdrawn the election petition. Our President Kaguta Museveni’s victory is now unchallenged,” the party tweeted.
The tweet was however received with negativity and insults from Ugandans on Twitter who blasted the account handlers for failure to understsand what Bobi Wine meant by withdrawing the case.
“Unchallenged how? Even this simple simple English you can’t understand? Man said something different. Listen carefully to what he said and tweet again,” wrote a one Norah on Twitter.
“It’s challenged just that the petitioner didn’t expect to get justice from a court that has proven to be biased and partial,” another commenter said.
This website understands that any of the other nine presidential candidates can apply to the supreme court to inherit the petition according to section 61 of the Presidential Elections Act, 2005, subsection (3).
Bobi Wine also noted that he hadn’t totally given up on challenging Museveni’s victory saying that he was taking the matter to the court of public opinion.