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It was right for NUP to withdraw their election petition – DP

Norbert Mao and Robert Kyagulanyi (Courtesy Photo)

The Democratic Party has applauded Hon Robert Kyagulanyi of the National Unity Platform for withdrawing his election petition challenging the incumbent Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s victory in the January 14th elections.

Appearing in one of the interviews with NBS, DP spokesperson Opiyo Lo Amanu said the decision by NUP shows they have realized how the court petition was not only a waste of time for the party but to all Ugandan.

“We congratulate them for realizing that they were wasting their time and that of Ugandans,” Opiyo said.

He said the DP was the first party to advise the NUP against seeking a court redress, but all the same, when they failed to heed the advice, they wished them well in court.

“We came out and said we would not go to court because we could not trust to find justice in a court where the judges are appointed by one of the parties in the case. We hope our colleagues in NUP would be dissuaded but it was never to happen and we wished them well in court,” he said.

The DP spokesperson added on that Hon Kyagulanyi needs to involve other opposition parties so that they can be United to let the public favor them.

“The public court constitutes Ugandans as being justices and judges, while the advocates are those that seek to have changed. We must be united in this court to get justice in our favor as change seeking forces.”

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