October 11, 2021, 11:01KAMPALA, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Ugandan judicial authorities have dropped the treason charge against former presidential candidate Kizza Bezigi, for allegedly being sworn in as the country’s president after the 2016 elections, the Daily Monitor reported today.
The form, submitted to the Secretary of the Nakawa Court, specified that the High Representative of the said tribunal decided to suspend proceedings against Besigye accused of treason.
According to the document, the government’s accusation of the former presidential candidate came after a video of the accused’s alleged inauguration in the judicial process went viral on social media on May 11, 2016.
It happened on the eve of the inauguration of Governor Yoweri Museveni for a fifth term, who, according to the National Electoral Commission, won the aforementioned ballot.
Soon after the results of that election were announced, which were in favor of President-elect Museveni, his opponent Besigye denounced vote-buying fraud, with military and police interference, among other irregularities.
Subsequently, Besigye decided not to run as a candidate in the next presidential election, which was held in January 2021, in which Museveni was declared the winner with 58.64 percent of the contested votes, while opposition candidate Bobby Wayne came in second with 34 percent.
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