Ugandan Opposition Leader, Bobby Wine Drops Election Result Challenge
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has announced on Monday that he was abandoning a legal bid to overturn the results of last month’s presidential election, accusing the judiciary of favouring veteran ruler Yoweri Museveni.
The 76-year-old former rebel leader won a sixth term in office on January 14 with 58 per cent of the vote.
Wine, a 39-year-old singer-turned-lawmaker, came second with 35 per cent and decried the election as a sham.
He filed a petition in the Supreme Court on February 1 challenging the result, alleging voter intimidation, the abduction of his party officials, and widespread rigging including ballot stuffing.
But Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, said he had instructed his lawyers to withdraw the petition, accusing the judges hearing the case of “bias” and a “lack of independence”.