Ugandan Bobi Wine to withdraw poll petition

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Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has instructed his lawyers to withdraw the presidential poll petition he filed at the Supreme Court, challenging President Yoweri  Museveni’s victory in the January 14 General Election.

“We are withdrawing from the courts but we are not opting for violence. We are withdrawing the case from Mr Owiny Dollo’s court,” Wine, who has accused some judges of the court of being biased, said as he announced the withdrawal of his petition.

The move comes a day after President Museveni, the electoral commission and the Attorney-General filed their 185 affidavits in response to the 53 grounds that the National Unity Platform (NUP) legal team had raised to prove that the election was rigged.

On Sunday, lawyers of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) said Wine will face heavy financial implications if he withdraws the petition.

Director of the NRM legal department, Mr Oscar Kihika said that the party will ask Wine to pay all the expenses the party incurred in responding to the petition.

 

Edited by Olajumoke Adeleke

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