“….We act on behalf of Mr. Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu on whose instructions we address you as follows; Our client has instructed us to file the above presidential election petition on his behalf. Although the deadline for filing is Monday 1st, February 2021, we wish to file the petition Saturday the 30th day of January 2021 by 2 pm to avoid any eventuality,” reads the letter in part.
According to the Judge, due process here means that if Kyagulanyi had any offense that he had committed, he should have been arrested, taken to police and produced to any Magistrates Court to be charged which has not been the case here.
The lawyers from five law firms led by Wameli and Company Advocates, filed their application against the Attorney General, the Chief of Defense Forces and the Inspector General of Police. The other law firms are Pace and company Advocates, Muwada and Company Advocates, Kiwanuka, Kanyango and Company Advocates and Fred Kalule and Company Advocates.
Kyagulanyi had earlier suspended his campaign following the death of his bodyguard Frank Senteza on Sunday. The campaign trail resumed on Wednesday with a series of meetings planned in the island district of Kalangala.
Addressing thousands of his supporters at Koboko Boma grounds this morning, Kyagulanyi noted that despite the fact that Dr. Ayume belongs to the ruling NRM he is a young man who has suffered the same challenges like him.
The crowds kept growing and became uncontrollable at Awindiri, about one kilometer from Arua town as more people joined the procession from Oli in Arua central division. The NUP supporters chanted slogans in support of their candidate.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango defended the police after images started circulating on social media showing men dressed in a replica of the Police Uniform, defacing campaign posters along the Kampala-Entebbe Highway and within the Kampala Central Business District.
Sebaggala, 72, suffered a cardiac arrest, a few weeks after undergoing surgery for intussusception, a condition in which one segment of intestine inverts within another, causing an intestinal obstruction. He was admitted at International Hospital Kampala, on September 7, after collapsing in a bathroom at his home in Munyonyo.
Ssekaana said that since the election process has already started and is still ongoing, issuing an interim injunction may bring political confusion. The Judge later promised to hear the main case soon for which he fixed for September 18 2020.
In a letter dated September 2 2020, written by the Buganda Road Court Resident State Attorney Janet Kitimbo on behalf of the DPP notes that the law mandates them to take over all the criminal proceedings in the country.
The summons issued this afternoon by the Chief Magistrate Esther Lydia Nakadama Mubiru followed a private prosecution case instituted against Kyagulanyi by city lawyer Male Mabirizi. According to the summons Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine is required to appear before the court on September 16 2020.
The crowds were mobilized by aspirants from various constituencies, mainly around Kampala, who were returning nomination forms for endorsement by the pressure group ahead of 2021 general elections. Many of those returning nomination forms are contesting for Parliamentary seats.
The process which started at the movement’s Kamwokya-based secretariat in Kampala will also be used to negotiate a consensus between multiple members expressing interest for a single post. This process runs until July 20, 2020.