National Unity Platform -NUP president Robert Kyagulany says he has not yet decided whether to challenge the January 14th presidential election results that gave President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni victory.
Speaking to the media for the first time in 10 days after the declaration of results, Kyagulanyi said although there are strong arguments for going to court, he is almost certain that the verdict would be upholding Museveni’s victory.
Kyagulanyi said that they have overwhelming evidence which if presented to an unbiased jury, would rule in his favor.
Kyagulanyi said that there is still a discussion within their rank and file on whether they should go to court or not.
According to the 2017 amendment to article 104, a presidential candidate has up to 15 days after the declaration of results to challenge them in the Supreme Court. Therefore if he is to challenge the results, Kyagulanyi has up to January 31 to do so however, that day being a Sunday, this leaves him up to Friday January 29th to file the petition.
Yesterday, the High court in Kampala ordered the immediate withdrawal of the Police and UPDF soldiers who had pitched camp at Kyagulanyi’s home and in the dead of the night, the security withdrew from the place.
Meanwhile, Kyagulanyi warned his party’s Members of Parliament (MPs) against betraying their voters.
Kyagulanyi also spoke to the media for the first time since the January 14th polls, after which he was put under house arrest for close to eleven days until yesterday when the court-ordered the military to vacate his premises.
The meeting was held at his home in Magere yesterday January 26th and it started with the NUP former presidential candidate speaking to the 61 NUP MPs-Elect from various constituencies.
In his speech, Kyagulanyi told the elected legislators that they have to be mindful of the needs of the people who elevated them and make sure that the voice of the supporters is represented in the 11th Parliament.
Commenting on the recently concluded Presidential polls Kyagulanyi re-affirmed that he won the election and that he will exploit all legal and non-violent means to challenge the results in the coming days.