Uganda Elections: Museveni declared winner as Bobi Wine cries foul

Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Official results from Uganda's Electoral Commission put him in an early lead with 65% of the tallied votes./COURTESY

Ugandan Incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was declared the winner in the hotly presidential elections.

Official results released by the Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama declared Museveni winner after garnering 5.8 million votes.

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine of the National Unity Platform came second with 3.4 million tallied votes.

According to Ugandan Electoral Commission, Museveni took an early lead in the areas of West Nile, Karamoja, and Ankole Subregions.

Meanwhile, Bobi Wine has contested the results, saying that in some parts of Uganda voters were given pre-filled ballots.

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine during a press briefing at his home in Kampala. He has rejected presidential results being announced by Uganda’s Electoral Commission./COURTESY

“We secured a comfortable lead against Museveni. I call upon all Ugandans to reject this blackmail. We won this and we won it by far. The dictatorship is failing. I will give a way forward in the coming days,” said Bobi Wine during a press briefing at his home in Magere.

In other news, 28 staff of different CSO groups who had been observing Uganda’s elections are still detained at Kibuli & Jinja Road Police Stations.

The 28 were arrested at a hotel in Kampala on Thursday afternoon for allegedly running a parallel tally center.