Uganda Election: Bobi Wine Terrified As Museveni Wins

2 years agoSun, 17 Jan 2021 17:43:01 GMT
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Uganda Election: Bobi Wine Terrified As Museveni Wins

Ugandan opposition leader, Bobi Wine born Robert Kyagulanyi has said he lives in fear as security forces have besieged his home.

The 38-year-old former musician told BBC World Service in a phone interview that he was “worried about my life and the life of my wife”. He added:

Nobody is allowed to leave or come into our house. Also, all journalists – local and international – have been blocked from accessing me here at home.

Wine said his party, the National Unity Platform, has many options “including but not limited to peaceful protest” stressing that he was not calling for violent insurrection.

The youthful leader earlier said that he would “be happy to share the videos of all the fraud and irregularities as soon as the internet is restored.”

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Meanwhile, President Museveni, 76 hs rejected claims of fraud describing the election as likely to be “the most cheating-free election” in the country’s history.

Museveni who has been in power since 1986, also alleged that another country in the region had sent “agents to come meddle in our politics”. He said:

Foreign meddling will not be tolerated, we do not want foreigners interfering in our affairs. If foreign interference were a source of wealth, then Africa would be the richest country in the world.

Museveni’s supporters came out on to the streets of the capital, Kampala, on Saturday to celebrate his victory.

The Electoral Commission said Saturday the vote had been peaceful, with a turnout of 57% of the almost 18 million registered voters.

Uganda’s security forces, in anticipation of protests, have warned that trouble fomenters will “regret the day they were born.”

More: BBC News



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