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.
Speaking to a news conference in the capital Kampala on Monday, Bobi Wine said that he had decided to withdraw his case, claiming that “the courts are not independent, it is clear these people (judges) are working for Mr Museveni”.
“We are convinced that the Supreme Court has a predetermined mind,” he told reporters on Monday.
“We refuse to be part of that mockery of justice. The people of Uganda will have the final say on their destiny. Having withdrawn our case from the unjust Supreme Court of Uganda we are putting all legal, non-violent options on the table,” he added, without elaboration.
It woukd be recalled that the 76-year-old former rebel leader Museveni 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.