Ugandan opposition chief Bobi Wine withdraws election consequence problem

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

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

Wine, whose actual identify is Robert Kyagulanyi, has rejected the outcomes of the January election and stated he believed victory was stolen from him. A pop star and lawmaker, Wine, 39, was asking the courtroom 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 usually are not impartial, it’s clear these individuals (judges) are working for Mr. Museveni,” Wine informed reporters.

Solomon Muyita, a judiciary spokesperson, informed Reuters they’ll solely reply to Wine’s accusations and choice to withdraw the case when he has formally stop the case by way of his legal professionals.

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