Kyagulanyi applied to supreme court to allow one more additional day

Written by on February 19, 2021

The National Unity Platform-NUP president, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi applied to Supreme Court to give him one more day to file additional affidavits supporting his presidential election petition.
Kyagulanyi, the first runner-up in the January 14th, 2021 general elections ran to the Supreme Court to overturn the election of the incumbent, President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on grounds that the election was marred by irregularities.
When the petition came up for conferencing, the panel of the nine Supreme Court Justices led by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo issued strict timelines for the parties to file all the necessary evidence to the petition. Court gave Kyagulanyi’s team up to February 14, 2021.
However, on the last day of the deadline Kyagulanyi through his lawyers filed only 53 affidavits to support his petition. His lawyers returned to the Supreme Court on February 15, 2021, with 127 additional affidavits, which were rejected on grounds that they had come after the time allocated to the petitioner.
Last evening his team filed an application seeking one more day to file additional affidavits, photos and video footage backing their case. In his application, Kyagulanyi says the additional affidavits are necessary to allow the court to effectively inquire and determine all questions in the petition.


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