Supreme Court has finally accepted National unity platform former presidential candidate Robert kyagulanyi permission to withdraw his election petition against Presient Museveni’s Victory.
The decision by a panel of nine Supreme Court Justices led by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo follows a concession from all parties to have the matter withdrawn.
In their brief ruling read by Justice Stella Arach Amoko, the Justices noted that upon careful consideration of the application, the authorities attached to it and arguments from both parties and after reading the law, the leave to withdraw the petition has been granted.
Justice Arach said that that the question of costs which have been a key issue of contention in today’s hearing is going to be determined in their judgment which will be on notice.
However, Mr Kyagulanyi’s lawyers led by Mr Medard Lubega Sseggona had earlier asked court to allow the withdrawal of the petition without costs.
Court heard that in the interest of promoting rule of law, democracy, for the development of the country and to make people feel comfortable to raise grievances before court, each party should bear its own costs.
Kyagulanyi asked court to withdraw his petition through his lawyers on basis of bias in Supreme Court. On the same note, Kyagulanyi asked three judges to quit his petition case, Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, Justice Mike Chibita and Justice Ezekiel Kurabiraho Muhanguzi.
Mr Kyagulanyi said that justice would not be served if the three judges are involved in hearing his petition.