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Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in Office
Elections, News, Politics, Uganda

Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in Office

The incumbent president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, the Electoral Commission announced on Saturday. Chairperson of the Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama disclosed that Museveni won the election with 58.64 of the total votes. Byabakama also said that Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine finished second with 34.83 per cent of the tallied votes. Patrick Amuriat, who vied under the Democratic Change party was the second runner up with 3.24 per cent of the tallied vote. The victory extends Museveni’s rule for another five-year term since he came to power in 1986.
Uganda Election: President Museveni in Early Lead, Preliminary Results Suggest
Elections, News, Politics, Uganda

Uganda Election: President Museveni in Early Lead, Preliminary Results Suggest

Uganda’s incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has taken an early lead in the presidential poll, according to preliminary results released on Friday morning by the electoral umpire, African News Today has gathered. Reuters reports that after 13.6% of votes were counted, Museveni had garnered 1,536,205 votes, or 65.0%, while main opposition candidate Bobi Wine got 647,146 (27.4%), the commission said. The main opposition candidate, Wine, who has rallied young electorates with his message of change, in a tweet on his Twitter handle on Friday said he was optimistic of victory despite “widespread fraud and violence” during the poll. President Museveni who had led the East African country for 34 years had yet to make a statement at the time of filing this report. Recall that the gover...