Supreme Court gives strict timeline for handling Bobi petition

Supreme Court gives strict timeline for handling Bobi petition

The Supreme Court has given a strict timeline for handling the petition in which National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi is challenging the Victory of incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Chief justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo on Thursday directed Mr Kyagulanyi’s lawyers led by Medard Sseggona to file all their affidavits (evidence) by February 14, 2021 14, and serve the respondents’ lawyers who are expected to respond by Saturday, February 20.

The chief justice who is leading eight other judges to hear the petition said Mr Kyagulanyi will have up to February 23 to file a rejoinder.

Key dates

February 14 – Closing date for filing affidavits by Kyagulanyi lawyers.

February 20—Closing date for filing of affidavits by Museveni and EC lawyers

February 23– Closing date for filing of affidavits in rejoinder by Kyagulanyi’s lawyers.

February 24- Pre-hearing by the Supreme Court.

February 23– Filing written submissions by the petitioner.

February 25- 26- Cross examination for witnesses and presentation of electronic evidence.

March 2- Filing written submissions in response by the respondents.

March 18- Judgment day.