By Mable Nakibuuka
Pastor cum politician Joseph Kabuleta, who contested in the January 14th presidential election, has joined National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine in challenging president Yoweri Museveni’s victory.
Bobi Wine challenged Museveni’s election as Uganda’s president for the sixth term after he filed a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking an annulment of the election and a repeat of the same without the involvement of Museveni.
The petitioned was filed after Bobi Wine disputed the results released by the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, which put Museveni in the lead with over 58% while Bobi Wine came second with over 34% of the total votes cast.
Bobi Wine argues that the election wasn’t free and fair, was marred with violence, voter intimidation, ballot stuffing, some of his votes were not added on the total votes announced by the Commission, among other discrepancies.
However, Kabuleta, who contested in the same election as an independent candidate, has since rallied behind Bobi Wine by also arguing that the election wasn’t free and fair and this morning he filed his affidavit in support of Bobi Wine’s petition.
“This morning I handed in my sworn affidavit in support of @HEBobiwine case in the Supreme Court. Now let’s see how this pans out,” Kabuleta tweeted after filing his petition on Monday morning.
He has since joined other candidates like Gen. Mugisha Muntu of the Unity for National Transformation (ANT), Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde (Independent) Patrick Oboi Amuriat (Forum for Democratic Change) and others who rejected the results of the election.
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine and his legal team today filed affidavits in support of the petition and we have established that court has since set March 18th, 2021 as the date for hearing of the case.
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