PREHEARING OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETION BY NUP PRESIDENT ROBERT SENTAMU KYAGULANYI UNDERWAY AT THE SUPREME COURT

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Pre hearing of the petition filed by NUP president Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi contesting the outcome of the 14th January 2021 presidential election where Yoweri Kaguta Museveni emerged winner, kicks off this morning at the Supreme Court.

The two parties are to agree on a number of issues, including triable issues in the petition, witnesses to be called, time required for submissions, the time within to file remaining evidence among others

According to EC’s official result release, Museveni won the January 14th presidential elections with 58.38 percent of the votes casted whereas Kyagulanyi the National Unity Platform Candidate obtained 35 percent of the votes.

However, being dissatisfied with the result, Kyangunyi petitioned the Supreme Court arguing that the entire electoral process was a sham having been marred by number of   irregularities such as non-compliance with electoral laws, bribery, intimidation, arrests among others.

The chief justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo is leading the panel of nine judges who will hear the petition.

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