Former detested Presidential candidate Willy Mayambala wants to pick off from where the National Unity Platform’s Bobi wine left off in pursuing the election petition challenging Yoweri Museveni’s victory.
The latest is Mayambala has written to the supreme court requesting to take over the controversial case before it is officially thrown out.
In a letter to the supreme court, Mayambala is asking the supreme court to guide him through the necessary channels and let him present new evidence.
“I write to object to the withdraw of the presidential petition formerly logged in by Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu against several defendants as outlined in his petition. I as well write to express interest in taking on the presidential petition and seek to inherit the petition,” Mayambala said in his letter to the Supreme Court. I presidential candidate Willy Mayambala have great interest in the presidential petition going on and being listened to by the honorable court, please me the necessary permission to go on.”
Section 61 of the Presidential Elections Act, 2005 states that a petition shall not be withdrawn except with leave of court and after such notice has been given as the court may direct.
The law also allows for any presidential candidate who could be a petitioner from of the election to apply to the court to be substituted as a petitioner if the current petitioner seeks to withdraw.