The National Unity Platform party president and Kyaddondo East legislator Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert alias Bobi wine has hailed the judiciary for its boldness and speaking truth in a case that was challenging the legality of his party registration and change of its name.
“This was a bogus case and I’m glad the judge agreed with us,” Mr Kyagulanyi said after the ruling.
In his ruling on Wednesday, High court Judge Justice Musa Ssekaana dismissed with costs the case and declared NUP a legally registered political party in Uganda having changed its name and leadership from National Unity Reconciliation and Development party in June last year.
Justice Ssekaana noted that the plaintiffs; Basile Difasi and Twaha Hassan filed the case out of the stipulated timeframe of 3 months within which an aggrieved party can ask court to review a decision.
However, Mr Kyagulanyi said the case was brought to disrupt the party’s activities and he regretedly believed part of the agenda had been achieved by the detractors.
“The case was brought up to antagonize us and indeed, they achieved.”
He added, “we lost more than fifty potential candidates who were not sure whether our party was legal or not.”
Bobi Wine jubilantly told journalists who had gathered at party offices in Kamwokya, Kampala that “now without any doubt,we are NUP and we are the next party in government.”
He however cautioned the party faithfuls that “while we celebrate, we ought to be reminded that this is not the end but just the beginning of the struggle.”
Kyagulanyi used the same platform to confirm to his supporters that he will be nominated for the race to become president of Uganda in 2021 on November 3, 2020.