By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The Supreme Court in Kampala have Tuesday trashed an application by National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to amend his election petition challenging his rival President Museveni’s victory.
Bobi Wine through his lawyers led by counsel and Busiro North legislator Medard Ssegona had asked the court to amend the petition to allow the addition of new evidence arguing that after elections he was house arrested which failed him from compiling enough evidence saying that time wasn’t on his side.
In the application, Kyagulanyi had presented 15 new electoral offences which a panel of nine Justices led by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo dismissed saying that the new matters brought were filled out of the stipulated time.
“This court finds that the matters raised in the proposed amendment and the alleged committed electoral offences are already pleaded for in the petition. Court also finds that the issue of the qualification of the first respondent is a matter which came outside the time allocated for filing of the petition,” Justice Stella Amoko Arach who read the ruling on behalf of the justices said.
Meanwhile, the justices revealed that they would give the detailed ruling including reasons for the same while delivering the judgment in the petition filed by Kyagulanyi’s lawyers.
The ruling was read by Justice Stella Arach Amoko on behalf of the nine justices that included Paul Mugamba, Dr Esther Kisakye, Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Mike Chibita and Night Percy Tuhaise.