Tuesday, 1 March 2016

UGANDA: President Museveni's election win challenged in court

The lawyers hand in the petition 
 in Kampala, Uganda

#BREAKING NEWS 5.08pm March 1, 2016  Kampala, Uganda: Candidate Amama Mbabazi's lawyers have just filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the 2016 Uganda Election results. 

Earlier, Forum For Democratic Change FDC announced that they have failed to file their petition. They called for a press briefing Wednesday 11am.

FDC, in a tweet, said "One electoral petition from any candidate is sufficient to challenge the 2016 election and Mr. @AmamaMbabazi MP has successfully done so."

Amama Mbabazi

TODAY: Counsels Severino Twinobusingye and Davis Akampurira arrived just after 5pm, closing time for the court, and filed  presidential petition at Supreme Court.  The respondents are Yoweri Museveni, the Attornye General and the Electoral Commission.

According to the Presidential Elections Act, court should decide in 30 days on the validity of the petition challenging the results.

The Electoral Commission ten days ago announced Museveni winner with 60% of the vote. (click here for full story)

Abed Bwanika                            PDP                  89,005          0.90%  
Amama Mbabazi                         Independent     136,519        1.39%  
Baryamureeba Venansius            Independent      52,798         0.54%  
Benon Buta Biraaro                    FPU                   25,600          0.26%  
Kizza Besigye Kifefe                   FDC                   3,508,687     35.61%  
Mabirizi Joseph                          Independent       24,498         0.25%  
Maureen Faith Kyalya Waluube   Independent       42,833          0.43%  
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni             NRM                  5,971,872     60.62%  

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