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Why Uganda`s Supreme Court Has No Power To Expand Museveni`s Petition Motion-Chief Justice Speaks

Uganda`s Supreme Court has taken to the limelight to streamline her operations towards deciding the fate of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has the President elect after the NUP President Bobi Wine filed a petition motion to challenge his victory over allegations of violence, bribery and rigging of the January 14, 2021 elections.

Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo asked both parties to preparation in their presentations in writing, asserting that, some oral presentations will be made, dismissing the counsel`s move to be too wordy instead of focusing on the main agenda in a bid to hit the 45-day trial.

“…then on March 5, counsel will make oral submissions strictly for purpose of highlighting their written submissions. Counsel of both sides, you know what material court needs, please do not meander all over the earth. Do not bring us volumes,” he said.

On Saturday, February 13, 2021 the Daily Monitor confirmed that the presentation session to challenge the Presidential victory of Museveni will be strictly for 30 minutes, adding that the Chief Justice will be so economical on matters time.

“On March 5, highlighting will be strictly for 30 minutes. When your 30 minutes’ clock, the Chief Justice will have the unpleasant duty to ask you to sit down. The rejoinder will be for 20 minutes and that will conclude the hearing,” Chief Justice added.

The subject further asserted that a Presidential petition is such a serious issue to be tempered with, saying that the court has no power to expand it further, adding that they will work exactly within the given 45 days.

“As you are all aware, a presidential election petition is one which by the Constitution and the Presidential Election Act must be handled expeditiously. The court has no power to expand it,” he added.

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