Owiny-Dollo directs Bobi Wine to gazette poll petition withdrawal request

Robert Kagulanyi alias Bobi Wine the leader of the Ugandan opposition filed an application withdrawing his electoral petition challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s victory.

The National Unity Platform (NUP) president, through his lawyers on Wednesday, outlined six grounds that influenced him to lose interest in the petition.

Mr Kyagulanyi argues that his decision to withdraw the petition was influenced by several factors and not by any corrupt bargain or consideration from President Museveni, the Electoral Commission or the Attorney General who are the respondents in the petition.

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After hearing submissions from Bobi Wine’s lawyers led by Mr Medard Lubega Sseggona, the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo said the application to withdraw the petition will go to the noticeboard and it will be gazetted before there’s hearing for it.

Justice Owiny-Dollo directed Mr Sseggona to file a written affidavit from his client supporting the application to withdraw by closure of business today.

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