åOne of the problems of the African opposition is that they never accept the results of the election even when they are sure that they lost genuinely. Our African democracy is doubted because of the efforts of the opposition figures in Africa.
I don't know if the opposition is aware that, conceding and accepting election results is part of democracy. There's no elections body that will ever declare two winners. There must be one winner from an election who will be sworn in to take up the leadership of the country.
Frequently when the opposition refuses to accept defeat, the country goes on tension with some people causing chaos on the streets and people losing their lives. What is funny is that the opposition leaders never mind when people are dying through the violent demonstrations they fund and organize.
The gullible supporters of opposition never demand for the accountability of the lives they mercilessly put to an end instead they direct their guns to the government in power. I think in Africa we have created a situation that the opposition is always right and that it's the government in power that is always in wrong.
When Bobi Wine filed a petion to the Supreme court challenging President's Museveni's victory, some of us wondered why he was wasting time. First, Bobi Wine had earlier confessed that he doesn't believe in Uganda's judiciary. We then wondered why he was running to the court which he didn't believe in, what did he expect from that court?
Similarly, Bobi Wine was quoted as saying he doesn't believe in Uganda's electoral commission but the same Electoral Commission declared him winner of the Kyadondo East by-election after defeating an NRM candidate.
He was sworn in and he has since been earning his monthly salary and also getting other allowances as member of parliament. None of his supporters has ever asked him how he won that election if the Electoral Commission is biased and only working in the interest of Museveni and the party in power.
NRM's lawyers have been arguing that Bobi Wine's petition was incompetent and locked enough evidence, they also said the petition had falsehoods to back it up and which the NRM lawyers were going to prove before court. I think the NUP lawyers feared the embarrassment in the eyes of the public hence advising their client to withdraw the case.
Having withdrawn the petition, Museveni's victory is now unchallenged. The people's court which Bobi Wine is saying that he has referred his case to, decided on 14th January when they overwhelmingly voted for Museveni and the NRM.
Anybody who still thinks that Ugandans will change their minds having ticked Museveni is either mad or out of their senses because they were not forced to do what they did.
The writer is a deputy RDC for Kitagwenda district.