- After days of votes counting, a winner has finally emerged in the 2021 Ugandan presidential election
- The incumbent president, Museveni, is the winner of the poll, according to the country's electoral commission
- Museveni's main rival Bobi Wine has, however, called on Ugandans not to accept the result, alleging the poll was rigged
Yoweri Museveni, the incumbent president of Uganda, has been declared the winner of the country's presidential election conducted on Thursday, January 14.
According to CNN, Museveni's victory implies that he has now been re-elected for a sixth term which will see his 35-year-old rule extended.
Legit.ng gathers that the country's election commission said Museveni won 58.64% of the nearly 10 million ballots cast, while opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) received 34.83% of the vote.
However, Bobi Wine has raised an alarm that the election was marred by irregularities and called on Ugandans to reject the result, according to a report by Aljazeera.
Reactions to Museveni's win
Edmund Matthew-Odjegba commented on Facebook:
"Power-hungry corrupt African leaders. After 35years?"
Izunna Tosin Ikenna said:
"Guy don't let it result in violence abeg"
Haleemah Kamal said:
"I don't like Museveni, the dictator. But also I don't wish UGANDAN to have BOBI WINE as thier president. He is just like SOWORE. He instigate hatred, violence and bigotry. BOBI must not be elected"
Carol Ajagun said:
"The black man is a problem to himself. After 35years people still voted for him, it's really a concern."
Kiiza Ismail said:
"He may have rigged and forced his way back into office but that young and brave man own our hearts and trust me it's just the beginning
Bobi Wine's plan to end Museveni's reign failed
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine had earlier expressed determination that he would end the over three decades rule of Museveni.
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In a chat with Legit.ng in 2019 when he visited Nigeria, Bobi Wine expressed confidence that he was going to be the next president of Uganda.
He, however, said that his presidential ambition is not the most important thing. He said what is important is to "infect" Africans with the (revolutionary) mentality.
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