Presidency minister Frank K Tumwebaze says Supreme Court landmark ruling delivered on Thursday removes all doubt that President Yoweri Museveni won the 2016 general election.
All the nine justices unanimously upheld Museveni’s victory citing lack of enough evidence by the petitioner to annul the election.
In his congratulatory message, Tumwebaze who is also the minister for Kampala said “justice has been done”.
“…and the justices of the Supreme Court have respected the people’s will. I thank and congratulate them.”
Tumwebaze said the judgement is instructive in all respects.
“Of great importance also, is the fact that President Museveni has been unanimously absolved of any wrong doing by all the judges on the panel as had been falsely alleged by the petitioner and other anti-NRM propagandists.”
He said the ruling dismantles opposition leader Kizza Besigye’s “deceptive rhetoric and weird claims of election rigging”.
The one systemic weakness of late delivery of electoral materials faulted on the electoral commission as an institution affected all contenders, Tumwebaze noted, suggesting that it should be addressed.
“But by and large, the EC enabled the citizenry to exercise their will on who shall govern them.”
He said the judgement of the court has vindicated this; otherwise the election would have been annulled.
“The NRM fraternity should celebrate this since it affirms our victory.”