EU Impressed With Uganda Polls
The European Union has said it was impressed by the manner in which polls were conducted in Uganda, on Thursday, Nation reports.
According to the East African paper. the Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation in Uganda, Ambassador Atillio Pacifici, said the EU was impressed by the peaceful and organizational conduct that was exuded by the East African nation during the elections.
Pacifici reportedly said:
We saw an extremely well-organised election exercise with people very orderly waiting to cast their votes and everything went on very peacefully. We are very impressed…the (Electoral Commission) presiding officers were very professional,
It is very impressive that there are so many young, well-educated Ugandans [involved in the electoral process]
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The EU reportedly divided their 63 member team into 17 groups and deployed them countrywide to informally observe the elections. The country’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is leading the polls while his bitter rival Bobi Wine has not yet polled half of the votes garnered by Museveni so far.
Bobi wine has already rejected the preliminary election results and said he has proof in the form of videos of massive vote-rigging in some parts of Uganda. Bobi Wine was trying to unseat Museveni who has been the country’s president since 1986.