Joy as High Court Dismisses Case Seeking to Nullify Bobi Wine’s Party

Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine coming from his office to address the media at NUP headquarters.

Members of National Unity Platform-NUP led by presidential aspirant, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, are in tears of joy after High Court dismissed a case seeking to nullify the party’s registration.

Some of the founders of National Unity Reconciliation and Development -NURP which changed to NUP rushed to court claiming their party was illegally changed and given to new leadership led by Bobi Wine as president.

In his 12-page judgement, Justice Musa Ssekaana, noted that the plaintiffs; Basile Difasi and Twaha Hassan filed the case when the stipulated three months’ timeframe had elapsed since the party was changed in June last year.

Ssekaana observed that Difasi and Twaha filling the case more than a year when NUP was registered clearly indicates that former NURP leaders had no genuine grievance but just a scheme intended to make a killing during this political season.

Difasi, Twaha and former NURP president Moses Kibalama and secretary general Paul Ssimbwa Kagombe to pay NUP costs incurred during the hearing. Justice Ssekaana joined Kibalama and Kagombe on the case as applicants because they back tracked on their affidavits before court.

Bobi Wine while addressing the media at NUP headquarters in Kamwokya applauded members who remained faithful when the party was facing trial in court. Bobi Wine said government used the case as a tactic to make some people fear contesting on NUP tickets in the coming elections.