- Bobi Wine has termed the results as “fake”. He claims the Electoral Commission (EC) had ignored malpractices that occurred during elections.
- Museveni, 76, has so far stretched his lead against ten other candidates trying to unseat him.
It is now clear that the Uganda presidential election is a two-horse race pitting incumbent President Yoweri Museveni and National Unity Platform’s Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Vote counting entered day two Saturday. National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate Museveni, 76, is leading with 5,303,831 million votes (58.83%) while Bobi Wine comes second with 3,119,965 votes (34.62%).
These results are according to the Electoral Commission’s seventh batch of provisional results. Over 86 percent of the votes are in at the National Tallying centre in Kyambogo, Kampala.
Ugandans cast their votes on January 14. Museveni is seeking a sixth term, having held the reigns since 1986.
Bobi Wine woes
Bobi Wine on Friday said the military had surrounded his home, with police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire confirming the arrests of “people with unknown agenda around Bobi’s home.”
“It’s true that police and army are within the vicinity of his home and at least 3 anonymous people with unknown intentions have been arrested and are being probed,” Owoyesigire said.
Bobi Wine has since claimed victory in the elections.
“I am very confident that we defeated the dictator by far. I call upon all Ugandans to reject the blackmail. We have certainly won the election and we’ve won it by far,” Bobi Wine told journalists.