Uganda president Yoweri Museveni, wins his sixth term as President amid vote-rigging claims from Bobi Wine
76 year-old Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, has been re-elected for the sixth term in office amid vote-rigging claims by his opponent, Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine.
The Uganda electoral commission announced on Saturday January 16, that Museveni received 58% of votes while Bobi 34%.
The election commission chairman Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, urges the people to accept the outcome of the results, while stating that the election was a free and fair and election.
38 year-old Bobi Wine who was a former singer was hoping to unseat the long-time president as he has been in power since 1986.
The former singer has refused the outcome of the election, as he hope to seek redress in court while stating that there was vote rigging during the election.
Yesterday, Bobi Wine took to Twitter to raise an alarm that his house is on siege by the military.
“They jumped over my fence. They came inside my compound. They are here right now. I don’t know why they’re here. But I’m imagining they are here to harm me. I feel threatened,” said the 38-year-old, who described the invasion as unprecedented and “a siege”.