The Supreme Court set Thursday to hear former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi’s application to withdraw the presidential election petition.
This came after the withdrawal notice was published in the Uganda Gazette yesterday as required under Section 61 of the Presidential Elections Act.
The court registrar sent out hearing notices to all the parties in the petition (President Museveni, Electoral Commission, Attorney General, Lukwago & Co. Advocates, KAA Advocates and K&K Advocates) to appear.
“Take notice that the hearing of this application has been fixed for March 4, 2021 at 9:30am. If no appearance is made by yourself, your pleader or by someone by law authorised to act for you, the hearing will proceed in your absence,” the notice reads in part.
Bobi Wine accuses the court of bias.
Meanwhile, the Judiciary said they had not received an application by former presidential candidate Willy Mayambala, who is seeking to inherit Kyagulanyi’s petition.
Last week, Mayambala wrote to the Supreme Court expressing interest in inheriting the petition.
Last Friday, the court wrote back to Mayambala advising him to hire a lawyer who will guide him.
“…..Basing on the above, you are hereby advised to seek services of a lawyer with a view of filing a formal application,” the court registrar wrote.