National Unity Platform’s Robert Kyagulanyi’s election petition challenging President Museveni’s victory has suffered yet another setback after the Supreme Court has declined to receive 130 affidavits from his lawyers.
On Thursday, when the case came up for pre-hearing, the lawyers led by Medard Lubega Sseggona asked the court for more time to be able to file their affidavits and consequently, the court asked the lawyers to file the pieces of evidence by February 14th.
However, on Sunday, the lawyers filed the affidavits later in the evening prompting the court to decline to receive some of the pieces of evidence for having been filed past the agreed time.
In a letter by Wameli and Company Advocates, Kyagulanyi’s lawyers wrote to the Supreme Court asking for more affidavits to be received having been brought past the 5pm stipulated time on February 14th.
However, in response, Ssali Harriet Lukwago, the Supreme Court registrar said the court could not allow the affidavits filed after the stipulated time.
She noted that only 50 more affidavits filed before 5pm on February 14th would be received to make up the number of copies required by court.
The latest development is another blow to Kyagulanyi’s petition after the Supreme Court earlier dismissed an application in which the lawyers wanted to include new evidence to the case.
The Supreme Court will again sit on February 24th for Pre-hearing before giving the judgment on 18th march.