The NUP supporters who have been granted bail include Hannington Kasasa 24, the NUP spokesperson for Hoima district, Jim Mukonye 20, the General Secretary NUP Hoima, Collins Birungi 25 and Favour Ssentamu 36.
Adidwa was declared the winner of the January 2021 parliamentary election with 4,496 votes, followed by Dede who had 4,450 votes in a race that attracted 19 candidates. But Mayende accused Adidwa of bribing voters and forging academic qualifications.
“This left the Petitioner with no petition, no affidavits and no complaints for this court to determine. This finding renders all other preliminary objections and issues moot. In conclusion, I uphold the preliminary objection. The petition as presented before this court is incompetent and incurably defective and it is hereby struck out with costs to the respondents.” -Lady Justice Mukwaya
Uhuru's victory had been challenged by Ssemugooma Hamdan Kigozi, the runner-up and National Unity Platform sponsored candidate alleging that he was erroneously nominated after failing to present the required signatures supporting his candidature.