Go Forward candidate, Amama Mbabazi, has defended his petition filed in Supreme Court on Tuesday, challenging the outcomes of the February 18 presidential elections.
Amama says the application is part of the struggle for a peaceful transition of power and a “leap of faith” towards a democratic nation.
He cites the election offences committed by President Yoweri Museveni and his agents including voter bribery, threats of violence and arbitrary arrests of candidates and their supporters.
He says the electoral commission, on the other hand, didn’t conduct the elections in compliance with the principles laid down in the Presidential Election Act of 2005 and the Electoral Commission Act.
EC chairman, Eng Badru Kiggundu, announced Museveni winner with 60% followed by opposition leader, Dr Kizza Besigye with 35% and Mbabazi in third place with 1.5%.
In a statement issued yesterday, Mbabazi claims to have credible evidence that can make Supreme Court annul the election.
“I have faith that the honourable court is competent and independent enough to deliver a fair judgement with in the stipulated 30 days.”
In his petition, Mbabazi raises 28 reasons why he decided to drag the commission and President to court.
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