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Breaking News: Bobi Wine On Cloud Nine As Supreme Court Orders Him Not To Pay Museveni

Breaking News: Bobi Wine On Cloud Nine As Supreme Court Orders Him Not To Pay Museveni

 

The Supreme Court has decided that Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi wine will not pay any costs to the respondents in the petition in which he challenged the results of the January Presidential elections.

Having decided to withdraw his petition, the respondents who include President Museveni, the Electoral Commission and Government had asked court get Bobi Wine to pay the costs for the expenses.

Bobi Wine through his lawyers, however urged the court to let each party take care of their own costs.

In their ruling today, the 9 judges of the Supreme Court agreed with Bobi Wine.

The judges concurred with the petitioner, that among others, granting bail to the respondents, despite being provided for in the law, would discourage future presidential petitions.

The respondents had accused Bobi Wine of bring disrepute to the court, by making accusatory comments in the media.

Ruling on this however, the judges led by the Chief justice Aliphonse Owinyi Dollo noted that although Hon Kyagulanyi made several utterances outside court against the justices, he had shown confidence in the country’s judicial system.

“His filing of the petition before this court and having followed all the requirements to withdraw the case, speaks to the competence he has in the court than any utterance made out of court.”  Stated in the judgement read by Justice Ezikiel Muhanguzi

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On the issue of seeking more time to file more affidavits, the justices ruled that it was not proper to allow the applicants to file more affidavits yet the respondents had only six days to respond to over 200 affidavits.

Bobi Wine has cited this as one of the reasons he was forced to pull out of the petition.

Court also declared that since the application was withdrawn,Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is the duly elected President of Uganda.

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