Money, Greed Splits Bobi Wine Lawyers ahead of Presidential Petition Hearing

Shocking details surrounding Bobi Wine’s court petition against President Yoweri Museveni have emerged.

From the onset, the National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine had declared that court was not an option for them when they lose in the general polls. Indeed, even after the Electoral Commission announced Museveni as the winner of the 14th January polls, Bobi Wine remained adamant about going to court and insisted that “Plan B” is what they have in place. The “Plan B” is to instigate and incite the public into chaotic and violent demonstrations across the country. This would include burning fuel stations and blocking all roads leading to the city thus paralyzing all economic activities. Bobi Wine would do this with support from radical western powers who have cashed his camp to up to a trillion shillings.

However, Ugandans were in shock when Bobi Wine announced at the last minute that he would challenge Museveni’s election in the courts of law.

This website has established the truth behind Bobi Wine’s U-turn. It has emerged that whereas Bobi Wine did not want to go to court, but rather pursue a more radical and violent approach, he was convinced by his close lawyers who saw it as a golden opportunity to mint money.

According to sources, Bobi Wine’s lawyers; Medard Sseggona (Busiro East MP), Mathias Mpuuga (Masaka Municipality MP) and Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago are the ones who persuaded Bobi Wine to file a court petition. On several attempts, Bobi Wine declined their proposal and insisted that going to court would legitimize the constitutional provision and thus it would be one way to endorse or accept defeat.

This would mean that Bobi Wine’s Plan B would legitimately be dealt with by the State in case he insisted on toppling the legally elected government if court ruled in favour of Museveni.

Bobi Wine eventually succumbed to the pressure from the money minded lawyers and went ahead to hastily file the petition in court on deadline date.

Apparently, Bobi Wine’s lawyers want to turn this court petition into their milk cow and they are already cutting deals with some western countries to facilitate them in the court hearing which starts this week. It is alleged that Bobi Wine’s lawyers have demanded for about $30m (over 100bn) from foreign donors to put up a good case that would warrant the cancellation of Museveni’s victory.

Sseggona and Mpuuga are some of the most slippery lawyers in town whose appetite for money cannot be underrated. The two are so close to top names in State House and there is fear from Bobi Wine’s other lawyers that their relationship with government officials is most likely to compromise the merits of the petition. Apparently, huge amounts of money are already exchanging hands among Bobi Wine’s lawyers whose source is suspected to be from State operatives.

Bobi Wine’s other lawyers are; Asuman Basilwa, Muyizzi Mulindwa, Abdallah Kiwanuka, Anthony Wameli, Abubakar Ssenkajako, and Suleiman Kakaire.

Among other members in the NUP camp who were strongly opposed to the Ssegonnas’ idea of going to court are; NUP spokesperson Joel Senyonyi, Kawempe North MP- elect Muhammed Segirinya, Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake etc.

Ssegonna, Mpuuga, Betty Nambooze and Lukwago were former DP members under the “Suubi” group. Their links with State House continue to raise suspicions and mistrust from other lawyers in Bobi Wine’s camp.

What is further splitting the camp is that the donor money is not reaching all the intended beneficiaries as a section of elite NUP MPs are claiming a lion’s share at the expense of other MPs who are being branded as “semi-illiterate” and “inexperienced.”

There is continued mistrust among NUP members to the extent that not even the NUP Secretary General David Lewis Rubongoya is trusted any single bit following his close links with State House and Museveni. Rubongoya was recently sponsored by State House to University of Havard to pursue his Masters’ in Law. Initially, Rubongoya was a lecturer at the East African University in Kansanga where he first met Bobi Wine. He was later discontinued.

 

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