The Supreme Court has disallowed National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi from filing more affidavits.
The Kololo based court Friday by an 8-1 vote dismissed Bobi Wine’s Application to file additional 200 affidavits in support of his petition challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s 14th January Electoral victory.
NUP filed an application requesting the court to allow them to file the remaining affidavits.
President Museveni’s Lawyer, Kirwowa Kiwanuka, objected to the grant of this application and asked the nine Justices of the Supreme Court led by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo to strike out the said affidavits because it’s unfair and going to prejudice his client.
Kiryowa argues that there’s no justification why Kyagulanyi’s Lawyers led by Medard Lubega Ssegona did not respect the Court order of 11th February 2021 that gave timelines to the petitioner to file his remaining evidence.
The court was informed of affidavits by 14th February 2021.
“Kyagulanyi cannot claim his witnesses are in prison yet he has not gone ahead to prove so, and the affidavits stating so are dated as far back as 9th and 11th/February/2021 when he still had the time to file them in Court and he didn’t.”
Kiryowa asked their Lordships to strike out Kyagulanyi’s application with costs for being speculative and lacking credibility
“How do you say you have failed to file evidence because your witnesses are in Prison? How are you even sure they are your witnesses before you interview them? That is preposterous,” he stated.
“In law, you gather evidence and then file a petition. Why would they rely on witnesses from whom they had not got evidence from?” he added.