Eyes on Uganda’s Supreme Court as Mbabazi extends war with Museveni
Saturday March 5 2016
President Yoweri Museveni is served with election petition papers by Amama Mbabazi’s lawyers Michael Akampurir and Severino Twinobusingye at State House Entebbe. PHOTO | PPU
Uganda’s highest court is on the spot following the deadline-day filing of a petition at the Supreme Court by former prime minister Amama Mbabazi to challenge the results of the February 18 presidential polls that handed President Yoweri Museveni another five-year term.
On March 7, the judges of the court will meet the petitioner’s lawyers and defence team for respondents — President Museveni, the Electoral Commission and the Attorney General.
The Supreme Court in 2001 and 2006 dismissed Dr Besigye’s petition on the grounds that the irregularities did not affect the outcome of the election “in a substantial manner.”