Uganda: Veteran chief Yoweri Museveni declared election winner

Uganda’s long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officers say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his primary rival Bobi Wine. Mr Museveni gained nearly 59% of the vote, with Bobi Wine trailing with about 35%, the Electoral Fee stated. Bobi Wine, a former pop star, earlier vowed to offer proof of fraud. The Electoral Fee denies there was vote-rigging in Thursday’s ballot.

Ballot screens have criticised the federal government closure of web entry. The say this undermined confidence. Bobi Wine stated he would offer proof of fraud as soon as the web was restored. Dozens of individuals had been killed throughout violence within the run-up to the election. Opposition politicians have additionally accused the federal government of harassment. The pop star, the president and a Covid crackdown Why 35 years in energy is not sufficient for this ma The ‘ghetto president’ aiming for the actual factor

The consequence provides President Museveni a sixth time period in workplace.The 76 yr previous, in energy since 1986, says he represents stability within the nation. In the meantime, Bobi Wine – the stage identify for 38-year-old Robert Kyagulanyi – says he has the backing of the youth in one of many world’s youngest nations, the place the median age is 16.

On Friday, because the outcomes got here in, Bobi Wine stated that Ugandan troopers had surrounded and breached his residence. However a authorities spokesman accused him of “dramatising” the incident “to hunt sympathy”. “The electoral fee declares Yoweri Museveni… elected President of the Republic of Uganda,” election fee chairman Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama stated on Saturday.

He stated turnout was 57% of the just about 18 million registered voters. Earlier, Mr Byabakama stated the vote had been peaceable, and known as on Bobi Wine, who stated a few of his polling brokers had been arrested on Thursday, to make public the proof for his fraud allegations. The opposition candidate believes the web shutdown is getting used to dam communication and as a manner of compromising the vote.

“I will probably be joyful to share the movies of all of the fraud and irregularities as quickly because the web is restored,” Bobi Wine stated. In the meantime, Mr Wanyama, who’s a spokesperson for President Museveni, hit again at Bobi Wine’s claims of vote rigging. “He got here wanting the expectation of Ugandans,” he stated in an earlier interview with the BBC. “He had no message and Ugandans have advised him he has to attend somewhat longer.”

Mr Wanyama added: “Now we have challenged him to offer proof for his claims, he has not a single iota of proof.” The EU, United Nations and a number of other rights teams have beforehand raised issues concerning the integrity of Uganda’s election.

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