“Uganda successfully concluded a well-organized, orderly and peaceful Presidential and General Parliamentary election, on Thursday 14 January 2021.” a statement from the Uganda Media Center has declared.
The East African country on Thursday went to the polls to elect a President.
Even though, the elections can be described as very fiercely contested as former singer Bobi Wine came up against experienced politician, President Yoweri Museveni, the government has described the whole process as very transparent.
An excerpt from the statement read…
“Uganda successfully concluded a well-organized, orderly and peaceful Presidential and General Parliamentary election, on Thursday 14 January 2021. As per constitutional requirement to declare results within 48 hours after closure of polls, the results were duly announced by the Uganda Electoral Commission at 3:00pm EAST on Saturday 16 January 2021.
The country has continued to enjoy tranquility without any major incidents of election violence malpractice or common criminality. We like to reassure Ugandans and the general public that this tranquility will continue to prevail beyond the immediate aftermath of the elections and into the future.”
It also share results of the elections declaring Uganda President Yoweri Museveni as winner polls.
The result as published in the statement declared 58.64% of the total valid votes cast of the 96% of the collated results in favour of President Museveni and 34.83% in favour of Patrick Kyagulanyi otherwise known as Bobi Wine who led the NUP.
Meanwhile, other elections, such as that of councillors and representatives of persons living with disabilities are expected to take place according a scheduled plan.
Speaking to Pinknews in an interview, a citizen of Uganda and a PanAfricanist Ing. Tom Insingoma Mwesiga denied media reports of intimidation on opposition members and alleged widespread fraud in the elections process.
He describes the reports as a deliberate ploy by imperialists to tarnish the image of Uganda.
Source: Akwasi Addo, Pink 96.9FM