Supreme Court to rule on Mbabazi’s presidential petition Amendments

Posted: 2016-03-07T10:11:10Z
Supreme Court to rule on Mbabazi’s presidential petition Amendments

The chief Justice Bart Katureebe has set 2:30PM this afternoon as the time to rule on an amended petition by the legal team of John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.

The team made of brainy learned fellows, Muhammad Mbabazi, Micheal Akampurira,Basalilwa Asuman, Severino Twinobusingye and Jude Byamukama this morning presented before the Supreme Court, an amended petition with fresh grounds to challenge President Yoweri Museveni's victory in the February 18 general election.

The amended petition introduced 15 new grounds to the original submission in Presidential election petition No. 1 of 2016 and was received by the judiciary at 10am today.

In the amended petition, it is alleged that Museveni bribed 30000 families in Mayuge district with 500 hectares of land.

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In one of the new grounds, Mbabazi says that Museveni was involved in voter bribery when, while on his campaign tour in Busoga sub region, he donated 500 hectares of Bukaleba Forest Reserve land in Bukatuube Sub County, to over 30,000 families.

Amama wants court to order a recount in 45 districts.


An Amama lawyer was quoted saying; “The amendment is intended to clarify on issues that we raised in the original petition. There is evidence that we are backing up.”