The Electoral Commission Uganda (ECU)has declared incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, the winner of Uganda presidential election, extending his 35-year rule as his main rival alleged fraud and urged citizens to reject the result.
SGtv online news platform understands that the Uganda election results declared by the EC on Saturday for Uganda Election 2021, showed that Museveni won 5.85 million votes, or 58.64 percent, of the total while main opposition candidate Bobi Wine won 3.48 million votes or 34.83 percent, the electoral commission said in a televised news conference.
Security personnel and police were out in force patrolling the capital, Kampala, on Saturday, January 16. The government ordered the internet shut down the day before the election, and the blackout was still in place.
Bobi Wine, a singer-turned-lawmaker whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, said on Friday, January 15, that he had video proof of voting fraud, and would share the videos as soon as internet connections were restored.
Security forces had sealed off a wide perimeter around Wine’s sprawling compound on Saturday and told international journalists they were not permitted to enter, witnesses said.