Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo says former premier Amama Mbabazi should be ashamed for presenting affidavits of polling stations that don’t exist.
“I don’t think the group Amama Mbabazi is hobnobbing with will not help him. He is done. They have no standpoints when it comes to democracy.”
Opondo says Amama Mbabazi went to the Supreme Court because he believed in the sanctity ofthe legal framework.
“The vanguard of democracy is our ability to exercise our rights and not the constitution,” the Media Centre boss said while appearing on NBS TV Thursday.
He said the Supreme Court found all the 20 grounds that Amama Mbabazi presented insufficient.
“Legitimacy develops from the ballot box and yesterday Supreme Court restored the legitimacy of the electoral process.”
He said Mbabazi’s intention was try to discredit the credibility of entire electoral process but not to seek justice.
“Mbabazi’s substantive prayers were to 1) annul elections 2) recount votes of 44 districts but yesterday’s victory was a ‘ssalongo’.”
The Supreme Court, according to him, proved that there was victory both during the elections and court.
“The evidence wasn’t not there. Court found that the petitioner didn’t have good evidence.”
Opondo said there is nothing written in the NRM 10 point programme that if you fought in the bush you are above the law.
“Ugandans don’t owe Amama Mbabazi a living because of having fought in the bush. Let president Museveni break the rule and apprehend him. No one is above the law.”
Opondo on the same programme attacked Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago for “speaking like a pedestrian and not like a lawyer”.