“They’re leaving now. We hope this doesn’t change in the future,” said George Musi.
Judge Michael Elubu, who presided over the court’s civil division, said that if the government had evidence against Vine, he should be charged in court and, according to Mussi, “should not be disqualified at home.”
Vine, a popular singer, was the main opposition leader in the January 14 presidential election, and his home has been besieged by the military and police since the election ended.
Wynne denied the election results, saying he had evidence of fraud and intimidation.
Wine’s team will decide today whether they will appeal the election results. Wine’s team had hoped to make an early decision, but they were unable to meet due to a house arrest, Musi added.
The deadline to do so is February 2nd.
The U.S. embassy in Uganda welcomed the High Court ruling, saying it “demonstrates the role of an impartial judiciary.”
US Ambassador, Natalie E. Brown was stopped from visiting Wine on Jan. 18 when she went to check on her health and safety, she said in a Facebook post.