Museveni denies election malpractices

President Yoweri Museveni speaks during a press conference at his country house in Rwakitura on February 21, 2016. President Museveni, in his defence filed at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, wants a presidential election petition filed by former prime minister John Mbabazi dismissed saying, no illegal practices or offences were committed by him. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The petition, whose hearing starts on Wednesday, was filed by former prime minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.
  • Mr Museveni, in his defence filed at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, wants Mr Mbabazi’s petition dismissed with costs saying, no illegal practices or offences attributed to him were committed by himself or with his knowledge and consent.
  • Last Tuesday, Mr Mbabazi through his lawyers, filed a petition seeking annulment of the election of Mr Museveni, which extended his 30-year rule on grounds that the Electoral Commission failed to comply with the electoral laws.
  • Mr Museveni also denies claims of bribing voters with Shs250,000, saying the money was paid by NRM to branches to support party activities.

KAMPALA, Tuesday

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