The chief justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo has directed the leader of the National Unity Platform party, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine to desist from using a language that ‘intimidates’ the judges who are hearing the election petition.
This comes moments after the NUP party leader threatened to withdraw his case and seek justice from what he termed as the ‘public court’.
The chief justice now says Kyagulanyi’s remarks were ‘threats’ to the lives of judges and ‘cannot be taken lightly’.
“The last time we sat here I spoke on how we will conduct ourselves in the matter before us. The lordships as it is provided for in the constitution took an oath to protect it without fear or favor, affection or ill-will…..All matters that arise outside court we don’t have time for it. If anyone thinks they can intimidate, blackmail the Chief Justice Of Uganda, he is going to crash,” he said today in reference to Bobi Wine comments on the election petition judges.