The incumbent President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has been declared the winner of the country’s Presidential election.
After this feat, Museveni will be extending his 35-year rule as his main rival Bobi Wine alleged fraud and urged citizens to reject the result after Uganda’s electoral commission declared Museveni Winner.
According to the commission, in a televised news conference on Saturday, Museveni secured 5.85 million, or 58.64 percent, of the total votes cast, while main opposition candidate Bobi Wine won 3.48 million votes or 34.83 percent, while the Vote turnout was 52 percent.
In reaction to the results, Chairman Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama said, “The electoral commission declares Yoweri Museveni … elected president of the republic of Uganda,”
Despite the announcement of the result, a representative Bobi Wine , Benjamin Katana described the announcement as “an attempt to undermine the will of the people in Uganda”.
Speaking further, Katana stated that, “The legal framework in Uganda gives us a number of opportunities and options to which we can contest this unfair process and going through the Supreme Court is one of the options,”
“We ask the people of Uganda to stand firm and work with us to explore all the options … to make sure that we stop this coup.”
The results were announced as Bobi Wine was under heavy guard at his home on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala, with his party saying he was under “effective house arrest.”