Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has said he will petition the constitutional court over the legality of his pending charges related to opposing OTT which is before the Buganda road Magistrates court.
Kyagulanyi told journalists at court that it is unfair to keep trying him on charges of disobedience of statutory duty that arose from the Public Order Management Act 2013,that is already under challenge by the Uganda Law Society.
Despite the fact that prosecution already identified four key witnesses to testify against him and his fellow suspects ,the legislator said he will not appear next time.
His lawyer Anthony Wameli said he will ask presiding grade one magistrate Esther Nahilya to halt the trial.
He wants court to determine whether the Public Order Management Act does not infringe on citizen’s right to assemble.
Kyagulanyi was unable to present his objections after court was adjourned because one of his co-accused, David Lule was ill.
“We are law abiding citizens. We have been attending court and we are ready for what the court will rule. We have no power whatsoever over anybody’s life,” he said.
State prosecutor, Barbra Kyomugisha asked the magistrate to adjourn the court to December 12.
Commenting on Museveni’s move to court the ghetto youths, Kyagulanyi said it is strange that Museveni who used to refer to ghetto youths as lumpens and uneducated is now trying to woo them using money.