A total of 8 lawyers led by Asuman Basalirwa, who form part of Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine’s legal team visited him at his home in Magere.
The police Thursday allowed a total of eight people part of Robert Kyagulanyi legal team to meet him in his home in Magere were he is currently being detained under house arrest.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire the assistant police spokesperson, who confirmed in a statement said that the team was led by Hon. Asuman Basalirwa and they took to him some food items on top of meeting him.
“Today at around 3.30PM , a total of 8 lawyers led by Hon. Asuman Basalirwa, who form part of Hon.Kyagulanyi’s legal team, visited him at his home in Magere. They in addition carried food items and essential commodities for the family, in supplement to the daily purchases,” part of Owoyesigire’s statement read noting that they will continue to siege off the area until a final court hearing.
“We continue to maintain our preventive action and cover in the area, as we await the outcome of the writ of Habeas Corpus, before the High Court in Kampala.”
This comes at a time when representatives from the National Unity Platform party continue to raise complaints towards the police’s action citing that it was done to prevent him from seeking justice following claims of vote-rigging in the just concluded presidential elections.
Earlier, the Electoral Commission through their chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama declared the incumbent Yoweri Museveni as the winner with 5,851,037 votes representing 58.64% of the total ballots that were cast.
NUP’s Kyagulanyi came second with 34.83 per cent while FDC’s Patrick Oboi Amuriat came third scooping 3.24 per cent.
Others including Maj Gen (rtd) Mugisha Muntu of Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) got 0.65 per cent, Nobert Mao of Democratic Party got 0.56 per cent.
While Independents Henry Tumukunde got 0.5 per cent, Joseph Kabuleta (0.44 per cent), John Katumba (0.36 per cent) while Willy Mayambala and Fred Mwesigye got 0.25 per cent and 0.15 per cent, respectively.
However, following the results, Kyagulanyi who was already under house arrest at the time of the declaration cited that the elections were rigged. He also tasked the EC to provide to the public the results per polling station in every district.
Earlier this week, Kyagulanyi also said that he has gathered enough evidence including declaration forms from various polling stations in addition to videos which he will present before both the international and local courts of law to seek justice.