Uganda, April 22 -- The former Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Mr Richard Byarugaba, has said he will not appeal the court ruling in a case where he had sought to overturn the appointment of his successor, Mr Patrick Ayota.

Mr Byarugaba thanked the High Court for hearing him out as well as the President for appointing him to the position in which he served for 12 years.

"Today [Friday] the High Court delivered their verdict. We have had our day in court. We thank the court for hearing us out. We accept the ruling. We shall NOT appeal the matter," he wrote on his X (formerly Twitter) page shortly after the ruling.

"We wholeheartedly thank the appointing authority the President @KagutaMuseveni for having gi...