The run-up to the Uganda presidential election was tense especially when the government cut off the internet and social media. In the just-released results, the incumbent Yoweri was victorious.
President Museveni declared the winner as Bobi Wine kicks
Uganda Yoweri Museveni has been declared the winner of the just concluded presidential election beating close rival and ex-singer Bobi Wine. His challenger was a small kid when Yoweri took power as far back as 1985.
The interest of the young Wine made a lot of youths have an interest in national politics. At the weekend, the national electoral agency said that Museveni got 59% of the total vote against Bobi Wine 33%.
However, Bobi has alleged that votes were manipulated and his supporters were intimidated. It is mind-boggling how results were collated securely when the whole of Uganda was cut off the internet for two days.
In the build-up to the election, government authorities closed all social media platforms in the country which includes, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Also, the military presence was visible in the streets which critics called intimidation.
Uganda Security forces still visible at the capital to forestall protest
The capital of Kampala saw a plethora of security forces on the weekend. However, Bobi Wine has said soldiers have kept people locked up in their homes, and pleaded with Ugandans to decline the results. On social media, a UN official to Africa, Tibor Nagy has labeled the election in Uganda as“ very flawed ” because the government denied press and intentional observers access to monitor the election.
He also said that visible harassment of the press and NGO has rendered the election questionable. In his tweet, he said:
“We urge all Ugandans to be calm and to restrain themselves from any violent act. The results will be rejected and will be contested. ‘He concluded.