According to Lumumba, during the meeting, Museveni who doubles as the NRM party chairperson discussed with the legislators the challenges they met during the campaigns and election, which he described as hectic. Lumumba explains that Museveni advised the legislators who lost their seats in the recent elections not to give up but start preparing for the 2026 elections.
“….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.
The lawyers led by Anthony Wameli made the plea after the conferencing of the case in which former Ruhaama County Aspirant, Adens Ntare Rutaaro asked the court to declare as illegal, any activities by People Power and the People’s government under Dr Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change party president.
Kyagulanyi has highlighted eight violations by the police in bold letters in his missive to the EC chairperson and noted that while these violations escalate against his party there has been no response from the EC.
The acting Chairperson to the Commission Katebalirwe Amooti Wa Irumba says the clashes witnessed between political candidates and security personnel are as a result of failure by politicians to respect the set guidelines.
Kyagulanyi with hundreds of his supporters wanted to access the Masindi town for another rally prompting anti-riot police and the UPDF under the command of Vincent Irama, the Masindi District Police commander to block him.
In Arua and other districts of West Nile, leaders have come up to denounce what they call excessive use of force against innocent civilians who are peacefully demonstrating the arrest of Bobi Wine and demanding for his release.
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.