Bobi Wine withdraws election petition against Musevini


Ugandan opposition leader, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, has asked his lawyers to withdraw the presidential poll petition he had filed in the Supreme Court, challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s victory in the January 14 general election.

Kyagulanyi instructed his lawyers to formally withdraw the lawsuit revealing he asked the court to overturn the results on multiple grounds, including fraud and the widespread use of violence.

The musician turned politician says he will now take the matter to the court of public opinion, using non-violent means.

Bobi Wine told reporters during a media briefing that one of the judges in the case was previously the president’s lawyer while another was a former Museveni aide which prompted his withdrawal of his election petition case challenging the results of the presidential election.

The lawsuit filed earlier in February alleged massive fraud in the re-election of Museveni, who won a sixth consecutive term by about 58% of the vote.

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