At a press conference held this morning at the headquarters of the National Unity Platform party in Kamwokya, former presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine accused the chief justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo of bias.
Kyagulanyi says his team had landed on a conspiracy between the chief justice and president Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni who were holding closed door meetings.
“The chief justice claims he was submitting the annual judiciary budget to Museveni,” Bobi Wine said at the presser. “How would he meet a person who has a case before his court. This alone shows conflict of interest,” he added.
Although the NUP has resolved to withdraw the case, lawyers of the ruling National Resistance Movement party have threatened to slap reparations on Hon. Kyagulanyi in case he goes ahead to withdraw the case. Analysts have however welcomed Kyagulanyi’s decision saying it will at leasr save the image of the judiciary. “Keeping the case was going to be the worst decision in the history of presidential election petitions. At least Kyagulanyi has saved our jurisprudence,” Kaliballa Simon, a legal scholar at Makerere University says. “The court was in real sense going to legitimise murder, torture, kidnap as the ingredients of a free and fair election,” adds Marion Akello, a law student at Makerere.