Former presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has petitioned the Supreme Court, seeking nullification of President Yoweri Museveni’s election victory.
On January 16, this year, the Electoral Commission declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the presidential election, extending his 35-year rule.
Kyagulanyi, also the National Unity Platform (NUP) party president, filed the petition against Yoweri Museveni Tibuhaburwa Kaguta, Electoral Commission and the Attorney General, who is the main legal adviser of Government through five law firms.
The law firms include Lukwago and Company Advocates, PACE Advocates, Sewankambo and Co. Advocates, Wameli and Company Advocates and Kiwanuka, Kanyago & Co. Advocates
In a petition filed in the Supreme Court on Monday, Kyagulanyi contends that Museveni was not validly elected as the President of the Republic of Uganda.
He argues that the presidential election held on January 14, 2021, was not conducted in accordance with the provisions of the electoral laws and the principles governing elections, which non-compliance affected the results of the election in a substantial manner.
“I want court to annul and set aside the election of Museveni as President and order that a fresh election be conducted in accordance with the law,” he requests.
Kyagulanyi also wants court to direct the Attorney General to cause amendment to the relevant electoral laws as recommended by the Justices of the Supreme Court in Kizza Besigye and John Patrick Amama Mbabazi election petition against President Museveni to enable internationally recognized principles of a free and fair election.
He also seeks a permanent injunction, restraining the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) officers and intelligence services from involving themselves and interfering with electoral processes in future.
Kyagulanyi says he is aggrieved by the election and declaration of Museveni as President by the EC, contending that Museveni was not validly elected.
He contends that EC arbitrarily and unlawfully issued campaign guidelines, which hindered a free and fair campaign to his disadvantage, contrary to Sections 23 and 24 of the Presidential Elections Act.
“The EC enforced the said guidelines selectively to favor Museveni and his National Resistance Movement Organisation,” Kyagulanyi purports.