Opinion: Bobi Wine’s petition was predetermined to fail

When we heard that Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and his lawyers was bringing his Electoral Petition to the Supreme Court. Plenty of us knows that this is a foolish enterprise. It is not the sort of place to go to get your grievances sorted out. No, the Supreme Court is filled with appointees of the President. These residing Justices aren’t there to serve justice, but serve their master. These folks aren’t there to be free and fair, and according to the laws. No, they are there to secure the spoils and legitimize the election. That is why they are there.

What is important for Bobi Wine and National Unity Platform (NUP) was to collect evidence. Have proof of their allegations, have the affidavits and direct evidence according to the electoral law. Nevertheless, they have to prove it to such an extent. That its clear the petition will fail. The Electoral Law is so rigid and strict, that they can bend the arms of the petitioner and break the back of his attorneys. While the State Attorney and the men Representing the President can have a cake-walk to the Judgment Day.

We know this game is rigged and isn’t fair. When the Justices or Judges of the Supreme Court travels to meet one of the Respondents aka President Museveni at the State House Entebbe. That is just how things goes. It is not long ago since they were appointed either. That is just back in September 2020, Chief Justice, Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny – Dollo and his Deputy, Richard Buteera took an oath at the State House of Entebbe too. That was 4 months ahead of the polls, which now is in question.

It is not like these changes didn’t happen just in time ahead of the polls. Not like the President wouldn’t secure people he knew he could trust to deliver his will. These are token loyalists and that is why Dollo lost his composure this week. That just shows it all really.

It is a farce and a fraud. Just like the polls itself. Everything is just a slow-motion preparation for the glorious day and bash of glory at Kololo. Where the President will walk and swear himself in with fellow dictators and tyrants. Just so he can feel grand and magnificent. Be the majesty for a moment and feel the power at his fingertips. Because, that is what this is all about.

This Supreme Court hearing and petition isn’t about revealing the truth. This court case isn’t about the reality. No, the election was rigged and was a hack-job in favour of the Self-Styled President for Life. All means was used to win and nothing wasn’t done to deliver the “figures” needed. The state uses all part of its apparatus, state machinery and violent means to silence critics as well. Therefore, this petition is just a finalization to get legitimized. Even if it is all based on a lie.

The President wants to live on a lie, because he cannot bear the truth. The President cannot stomach or understand the truth. Because, if he did… he would fight himself and his whole being. It would hurt his pride, arrogance and whatever moral turpitude he posses at the moment. That is why the Supreme Court is only there to favour him and not really answer to the articles or electoral laws in question. These are just there to be fitted as they see fit, but not mean anything. As long as the result is a validation of the crown and the monarchy of one man.

Bobi Wine should after all is said and done. Just as he petitioned the United Nations. Just release a scathing report. Fill it with the affidavits, the technical evidence from the App and the DR Forms he has. Just file it all together. Show all the brutal violence. Timeline all of it and stamp the dates of the violence, abductions, arbitrary arrests and extra judicial killings. All of it compiled and dropped online. Make it public. Spread it to the winds and ensure the grand public. The media and everyone else get to see. Just to expose and show the sinister act of the state. The will to overturn the will of the people.

President Museveni and his Supreme Court cannot phantom the damage. The hurt and the devastation it can bring. The sort of play of unleashing all the skeletons and show the force, which the world should reckon with. It got too and it is about time. It isn’t fun and games, but a bloody battle for supremacy. This is the way the President is playing. Whatever happening now is just a show and finessing the game. It isn’t about rule of law or justice. Because under this regime. What the public is served is injustice.

That is the truth. Bobi Wine and NUP knows this. They are living in it and seeing the pain of standing up to the throne. He has dared to challenge it and shown his popularity. It isn’t a bargain chip, but a proof of how little regard the public has for Museveni now. He needs the army and the state to shelter him. There is no hut or home he can seek refuge in now. They will not allow him, unless he comes with guns and tear-gas.

Museveni will distort and fatigue all of this. Just as his done before. It is just a matter of how Bobi Wine plays this one out. He will never win the case in the courts. However, it is how he sways public opinions that matters now. Bobi Wine has used the legal route and follow protocol, but that will not serve him a victory. No, he got to do other things to overcome, but also make the President feel weak and fear him. Right now…

He thinks he got him and his caught in the same system as all his predecessors was too. In a game where Museveni knows the plan and the final say. However, Bobi Wine and his Team got to strategically plan out for a loss, but what to do next. As this will not be enough. The approach and idea is noble in itself, but it is not breaking the chains. It isn’t easy to go against it all and at every turn there is a new obstacle. Nevertheless, as unforgiving this sort of play is.

The NUP and Bobi Wine needs to realize, but not give up. That this Supreme Court petition was foolish one, but one that can give them sympathy. Even if it gives them nothing in return. The results won’t be in their favour and neither ill the outcome give any substance of credibility to their claims. No, they will be dismissed and non pertinent. That is just how these things are, as the predetermined game was already in motion.

Bobi Wine is just playing it and he got switch-up to win. Peace.

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