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Judges unanimously accept the 5 amendments to Mbabazi’s petition


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The nine Supreme Court judges have unanimously accepted the 5 amendments to candidate Amama Mbabazi’s petition challenging President Museveni’s re-election. The ruling read by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe comes after the Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana and lawyers representing Yoweri Museveni, objected to the amendments presented earlier by Amama Mbabazi’s legal team.

Mbabazi lodged the initial petition last week seeking to nullify the election of President Museveni on grounds that the Electoral Commission did not comply with the electoral laws and that there was outright voter rigging.

Today, at the pre-hearing conference for the trial, his team introduced 15 new grounds to the original submission in Presidential election petition with fresh evidence to challenge the victory. The grounds presented in the amended petition include proof of voter bribery, use of public servants in political activities, interference with opposition activities and misuse of government resources.

Justice Katureebe warned the media not to discuss the court issues on their platform, as the hearing of the petition starts on Monday 14th March 2016. Meanwhile court adjourns to Thursday 10th this week for another pre-hearing conference.

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