The Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana has this morning submitted before the Supreme Court that the office of the Attorney General was wrongfully included as a respondent to the presidential election petition by Independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi.
Rukutana argues that the Attorney General should be struck off the list of respondents with costs to compensate for the countless man-hours that the officers have lost while they obediently listened to a shallow and unjustified petition.
The petition is challenging the outcome of the February 18 general election which was won by the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate Yoweri Museveni.
Rukutana argues that; “You don't just drag a party to court for fun, you must be seeking a remedy, there is no direct pleading anywhere in the petition where the petitioner directly seeks remedy for the AG.”
He added; “The AG was joined to this petition as a 3rd respondent & it's our strong contention that we were wrongfully joined as a respondent.”