The Supreme Court has asked Willy Mayambala, a former presidential candidate in the just concluded 2021 general elections to seek the services of a lawyer to help him file a formal application seeking to take over Robert Kyagulanyi’s election petition against President Museveni’s election.
On February 25, 2021, Mayambala wrote to the Supreme Court informing them of his interest in taking over proceedings in the petition which Kyagulanyi seeks to withdraw.
However, in response, the Supreme Court has told Mayambala to follow the laid down procedure before filing a formal application in that matter.
“Section 61(2) of the Presidential Election Act provides that on the hearing of the application for withdrawal, any candidate who might have been a petitioner in respect to the election to which the petitioner refers may apply to be substituted as a petitioner for the petitioner who desires to withdraw. Basing on the above, you are hereby advised to seek the services of a lawyer with a view of filing a formal application,” the court said.
While on NBS TV Mayambala was asked whether he has read the letter from the Supreme Court and he said he was not aware of the said letter by the Supreme Court.
“I have not seen the letter but I have sent my personal assistant to look at it” Mayambala said.
The latest developments come at a time when Kyagulanyi, who petitioned the court challenging President Museveni’s victory in the January 14 polls is in the process of withdrawing the petition after citing bias from the Supreme Court.