Uganda’s Museveni Holds Commanding Lead as Rival Rejects Results as ‘Fake’

KAMPALA (Somaliguardian) – Vote counting has entered the second day in Uganda on Saturday, with provisional results from January 14 indicating the race to presidency narrows to neck race between the ruling National Resistance Movement’s (NRM) candidate Yoweri Museveni and National Unity Platform’s (NUP) Bobi Wine.

About 69 per cent of the ballots are being counted at the National tally centre at Kyambogo in Kampala.

With ballots from 86% of polling stations counted following Thursday’s election, Museveni had won 5.3 million, or 58.8%, while main opposition candidate Wine had 3.1 million votes (34.6%), the Electoral Commission said just after 9 a.m. (0600 GMT).

Opposition presidential candidate has rejected the results, calling them “fake”.

“The army and police in some places gave people pre-ticked ballot papers in addition to intimidating voters by their presence and influencing the electorate to vote in favor of incumbent president Museveni,” Bobi Wine said.

“We have gathered supporting evidence and it will be availed to the public once internet is restored across the country,” he added.

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