Court Asked To Stop Museveni From Swearing In

Two young lads have filed a petition in the high court in a bid to stop president Museveni swearing in ceremony slated for May 12 2016.


In a petition filed yesterday, Birigwa Moses and Hakim Kizza are requesting for an interim order stopping Museveni from swearing in as president of Uganda and that Museveni be subjected to a medical and scientific examination to calculate his structural bones so as to cast away any doubt of his age.

Museveni, 71, won the February 18th presidential polls with 60.75% while his nearest rival Kizza Besigye had 35%.

However, his victory has been contested through all means available.

Former prime minister who was also a presidential candidate filed a petition in the Supreme Court which was dismissed.

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) announced free my vote defiance campaigns.


The activities were banned by court last week though FDC maintains that they will not give up.

Museveni victory slammed

In its final report released last month, the European Union Election Observation Mission to Uganda noted that the electoral commission “lacked independence and transparency whereupon the elections fell short of international standards.”

It also noted that “state actors were instrumental in creating an intimidating atmosphere for both voters and candidates, and police used excessive force against the Opposition, media and the general public, justifying it as a “preventive measure.”

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