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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wins the Sixth Term Election

Yoweri Museveni declared Uganda‘s presidential election with 58.64% of the vote and Bobi Wine in second place with 34.83%. According to CNN, Bobi Wine is alleging that polls were rigged, adding that he has evidence of fraud and intimidation.

The 76-year-old Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, has been in power since 1986. After overthrowing Idi Amin. On several occasions, he has amended the Ugandan constitution to enable him to remain in force for over 30 years now.

Ahead of the election, Museveni ordered the shut down of social media platforms in Uganda, from Facebook and Instagram to Twitter, also sent the military into the streets.

Speaking to CNN immediately after the election announcement, Bobi Wine said:

We are the real winners of this election, and therefore what the electoral commission announced has nothing to do with the actual election that took place.

I can call on all Ugandans to reject the announcement that has been made by the electoral commission … to leave them with the contempt with which it deserves.

Before the election, in a press conference, Bobi Wine said the military had killed his driver, his home was raided, his gardeners were taken away, and one of his security guards was badly beaten. He was once charged to court on a previous treason charge after he and other opposition politicians allegedly stoned Museveni’s convoy during a rallying campaign in August 2018.

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