Photos: Kisekka, Mulago Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling

Kisekka Market traders pose with the implements donated to them by President Museveni in December

Celebrations erupted this afternoon amongst various sections of the National Resistance Movement supporters in Kampala and surrounding areas on hearing the news of the dismissal of a petition challenging the victory of their candidate Yoweri Museveni in last month’s presidential elections.

The highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling which went entirely against the petitioner and candidate in the elections Amama Mbabazi, dosage was ecstatically received by the supporters, who poured on the roads, danced and sang in jubilation.

In Mulago a group of NRM supporters under the group Team No Sleep celebrated this victory with a soda party.

NRM supporters popping bottles in Mulago

NRM supporters popping bottles in Mulago

The youth coordinator of NRM Ghetto Youths Luutu Hamidu in a jolly mood congratulated Hon Amama Mbabazi for the diplomatic step he took to challenge election results and thus advised him to respect the decision of the court.

“We now don’t expect him to take to other unconstitutional methods,” he advised.

At the same time NRM supporters in Kiseka Market also welcomed the ruling and expressed hope that Museveni’s fifth term in office will be developmental.

They were also hopeful that the President will address himself to the challenges that they face as traders including their leaders who have mismanaged their market.

These said they have already received a report from the President’s lawyer Kiryowa Kiwanuka assuring them that he is aware of their issues.

Ecstatic supporters  in Mulago

Ecstatic supporters in Mulago

Kyazze Gabriel, one of the traders hailed Museveni for the support he extended to them in form of tools during the campaign period.

“In December 2015 the president extended support to us through renting for us shops for a period of six months, he provided us with a number tools used in our work like spraying machines, Generators, welding machines which have greatly improved our well being,” he said.



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