The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has expressed delight after the Supreme Court ruled in the party’s favor by dismissing a presidential elections petition filed by former Go Forward presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, challenging the re-election of NRM’s Yoweri Museveni.
“We have been exonerated, congratulations to Mr Museveni, congratulations to Ugandans,” said the NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba, while addressing the press today shortly after the Supreme Court ruling.
Ms Lumumba said that since they are on the course to swearing in, the party intends to explain in detail to Ugandans how its manifesto is going to be executed in the next five years.
She also scoffed at Hon Amama Mbabazi for filing ‘a shallow petition’ and asked him to head back to NRM.
“He should come back, tell us the reasons as to why he went and we see how to put them right,” said the Secretary General.
Talking about Dr Besigye statements of disagreeing with the court ruling, Ms Lumumba said that the FDC flag bearer risked contempt of court consequences.
“He should respect the law; he helped mend it in 1995 as a National (Political) Commissar,” she added.
The NRM plans grand celebrations on Sunday at Kololo Independence Grounds, described as a ‘double win’ for the party.