Ugandan Election Results Contested, 2 Killed in Protests

After the heated elections on Thursday, the opposition has now contested the results declaring President Yoweri Museveni the winner on Saturday.

After the heated elections on Thursday, the opposition has now contested the results declaring President Yoweri Museveni the winner on Saturday.

Museveni’s closest rival Bobi Wine condemned the outcome of the elections alleging fraud and said that heavy military and police presence surrounded his home.

The Electoral Commission has declared Museveni the incoming president after securing 59 percent of the votes, while Wine only garnered 35 percent of the total votes.

Wine wrote in a tweet on Monday, “HAPPENING NOW: Heavily armed military and police have once again raided our party offices in Kampala. No one allowed to go in or come out. Museveni after committing the most vile election fraud in history, has resorted to the most despicable forms of intimidation. (ADMIN).”

Meanwhile, local reports say that the commission excluded votes from over 1,200 polling stations.

The commission responded saying, “The candidate who was declared winner had obtained more than 50% of the valid votes cast.”

“The EC considered the fact that the difference in votes obtained by the leading candidate and the first runner up would not be overturned by votes from the remaining 1,223 polling stations.”

Local media also reported that two people were killed by police during the protests over the weekend, and that several others were arrested.


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