Supreme Court has accepted the amendments of the petition challenging the election of Museveni by lawyers representing Amama Mbabazi.
The 9 Supreme Court justices hearing the presidential petition made the ruling during the Monday pre-hearing conference afternoon break. While reading the decision, Justice Eldard Mwangusya said that judges agreed that the amendments are important for the “issues under consideration.”
Museveni lawyers had earlier argued that there no provision anywhere in the laws of Uganda for the amendment and for extension of time for filing petitions while Mr Mbabazi’s led Mohammed Mbabazi, submitted that there is no law that bars a petitioner from amending the petition.
In the amended sheet, Mbabazi is demanding the vote re-count in 45 district including opposition strong hold Kampala and Wakiso. Mbabazi lawyers also alleges that Museveni bribed 30,000 Mayuge families with 500 hectares of land in Mayuge district, Busoga region.
The Monday court session was supposed to handle pre-hearing issues. Court has been adjourned until Thursday March 10th for a continuation of pre-hearing session while the case hearing will start on Monday.
Chief Justice Katureebe warned lawyers against discussing case in the media. “There will be necessary consequences if this continues.”
He also cautioned media against “discussing the topic on their platforms (Radio, TV). We don’t want the public to be biased.”