Date set for hearing of Kyagulany Petition withdraw

The Supreme Court has set the date for hearing of Kyagulanyi’s Election Petition withdraw application for next week.

Kyagulanyi formally filed an application to the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning seeking to withdraw his petition challenging the election of President Museveni in the January 14th polls citing bias by the court.

When the case came up for pre-hearing, Kyagulanyi’s lawyers led by Medard Sseggona informed court that their client had asked them to withdraw the petition.

In response, the panel of nine justices of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny Dollo asked the lawyers whether they had fulfilled all the requirements for withdrawal of the petition but it was found out that some of the steps had not been adhered to.

Whereas the lawyers had filed Kyagulanyi’s affidavit supporting his withdrawal of the petition, they had not filed one for the lead lawyer as required by the rules in accordance with the Presidential Elections Act 2005.
“We shall file the additional affidavit by close of business today,”Sseggona told the court.

Consequently, the Chief Justice directed that the respondents including Yoweri Museveni, Electoral Commission and the Attorney General file their responses to the application by Friday, February 26 and Kyagulanyi’s lawyers will file a rejoinder if any, by Saturday, 27, February.

Written by Staff

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