Just one day after receiving his brand new amour protected multi-million car, National Unity Platform president and presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine instructed his lawyers to withdraw the poll petition which he had filed in the Supreme Court, challenging President Museveni's victory in the January 14 general election.
Bobi Wine’s petition withdrawal comes a day after President Museveni, Electoral Commission and Attorney General filed their 185 affidavits in response to the 53 grounds that NUP legal team had raised to prove that the election was rigged, and wasn't free and fair.
“We are withdrawing from the courts but we are not opting for violence. We are withdrawing the case from Mr Owiny Dollo's court,” Bobi Wine, who has accused some judges of the court of being biased, said as he announced the withdrawal of his petition.
On Sunday, lawyers of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) said that Bobi Wine faces heavy financial implications if he dares to withdraw the petition challenging Mr Museveni’s victory from the Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and two justices of the Supreme Court last week refused to recuse themselves from hearing the petition as Bobi Wine had requested.
In a telephone interview, Mr Anthony Wameli, one of Bobi Wine's lawyers, revealed that his client would be willing and ready to cover the said costs if the petition was withdrawn.