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Bobi Wine suffers obstacle in Uganda election petition

Former Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, alias Bobi Wine, Tuesday suffered an early setback in his petition challenging President Museveni’s victory when the Supreme Court dismissed his application to amend the suit and include new grounds.
After the hearing of submissions by both Wine’s and Museveni’s lawyers, the court adjourned for a few hours to give a ruling on the application.

When court resumed at 4pm, Justice Stella Arach Amoko, who read the unanimous ruling, dismissed Wine’s application on grounds that the issues he intended to add to the petition had already been included in the original one.

The justices advised Wine’s legal team led by Mr Medard Lubega Sseggona to file evidence by affidavits to prove the grounds they raised in the original petition.

Other justices on the panel were Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, justices Rubby Opio Aweri, Esther Kisaakye, Faith Mwondha, Paul Mugamba, Mike Chibita, Ezekiel Muhanguzi and Night Percy Tuhaise.

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Author: Agencies

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