Uganda Elections 2021: National Unity Platform (NUP) Petitions Supreme Court, Challenges Victory of President Yoweri Museveni

The National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine has expressed confidence in winning the election petition challenging the victory of President Yoweri Museveni in the January 14,2021 presidential election.

Through a group of local law firms,Robert Kyagulanyi dragged National Resistance Movement (NRM’s)  Yoweri Museveni who was on January 16, declared President-elect, after beating Kyagulanyi by over 2.4 million votes.

Museveni got 6,042,898 votes representing 58.38% against Kyagulanyi’s 3,631,437 votes, representing 35.08%.

According to Kyagulanyi, the President NUP and former presidential candidate, despite the lack of trust in the judicial system by many Ugandans, there is need to give the court chance to handle the case.

“We decided to put that institution to test, that is the step we are taking. I want you to look at this as part of the entire plan. This plan is going to have many parts and episodes and we are heading to yet another phase of our struggle, much as we are many and young, we despise violence and we decided not to use violence and we are going to use the law,” Kyagulanyi told a press briefing at his home in Magere, Wakiso district on Tuesday.

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Lewis David Rubongoya, the secretary-general NUP noted that there is hope that NUP can win the case against Museveni, despite other former Presidential candidates failing.

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Rubongoya implored Ugandans to pick interest in the case by following the proceedings of the court case, which will be determined within a space of 40 days.

“For us we are believers in hope, even when the situation seems unpromising, we have overwhelming evidence and we have decided to leave this to these people called the justices and we believe they will live up to our expectations,” Rubongoya said.

The Kyagulanyi vs Museveni Petition is not the first one. Former Presidential Candidates Dr. Kiiza Besigye and Amama Mbabazi petitioned the Supreme Court in previous elections and lost to Museveni.

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