“They are leaving now, and we hope that will not change later today,” said George Mossessi.
Judge Michael Elobo, who heads the court’s civil circuit, said that if the government had evidence against Wayne, he should be charged in court and not “detained without justification in his home,” according to Mossessi.
Wayne, a popular singer, was the opposition’s front runner in the January 14 presidential election, and the military and police have besieged his home since the election ended.
Wayne rejects the election results, saying he has evidence of fraud and intimidation.
Today’s Wayne team will decide whether to resume the election results. Mosesi added that Wayne’s team had hoped to make a decision sooner, but was unable to meet due to the house arrest.
The deadline to do so is February 2.
The US embassy in Uganda welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling, saying that it “affirms the role of the impartial judiciary.”
She said in a Facebook post that US Ambassador Natalie E. Brown was prevented from visiting Wayne on January 18 when she went to check on his health and safety.