Ugandan opposition chief Bobi Wine pronounces withdrawal of election problem

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Ugandan opposition chief Bobi Wine stated on Monday he was withdrawing a court docket case difficult presidential election outcomes that handed victory to incumbent Yoweri Museveni, alleging bias by Supreme Court docket justices listening to the case.

“We have now determined to withdraw from their court docket,” Bobi Wine advised a information convention within the capital Kampala.

Wine, whose actual title is Robert Kyagulanyi, has rejected the outcomes of the January election and stated he believed victory was stolen from him. A popstar and lawmaker, Wine, 39, was asking the court docket to overturn the outcomes on a number of grounds together with widespread use of violence.

Museveni, a former guerrilla chief who has led the East African nation since 1986, was declared winner of the Jan. 14 election with 59% of the vote, whereas Wine was given 35%.

“The courts aren’t impartial, it’s clear these folks (judges) are working for Mr. Museveni,” Wine advised reporters.

Solomon Muyita, a judiciary spokesman, advised Reuters they’ll solely reply to Wine’s accusations and determination to withdraw the case when he has formally give up the case by his attorneys.

“Proper now what he has finished is, he has solely made a political assertion, so far as the information of the Supreme Court docket are (involved) the case remains to be there,” he stated.

(REUTERS)

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