The Ugandan supreme court has lifted the confinement order of former singer and presidential aspirant, Bobi Wine after security forces surrounded the presidential candidate’s home for ten days.
Uganda’s longtime leader President Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of the elections for a record sixth term by the country’s electoral commission.
Wine, was the most opposition frontrunner within the presidential elections persisted January 14 and his home has been surrounded by military and police since the elections ended.
Wine rejects the election results, saying it had been crammed with fraud.
He also alleged that nobody has been allowed to go to his home where he has been with cursed with his wife, Barbara, and her 18-month-old niece with no food.
“The Court held that the liberty to non-public liberty is just too crucial that it shouldn’t be restricted casually or indefinitely,” Wine’s lawyer, George Musisi told CNN over the phone.
Justice Michael Elubu, who heads the court’s civil division, said that if the govt had evidence against Wine, he should be charged in court and not “held unjustifiably at his home,” consistent with Musisi.
Soldiers remain at the compound and Uganda’s military features a “history of defying court orders,” Musisi said. He added that they might petition the court for every soldier that is still to be held in contempt.
Wine’s lawyer said he will decide within the next 24 hours whether or not they will appeal the results of the elections.