Femi Falana drags Ugandan president to UN over detention of opposition leader Bobi Wine

Femi Falana drags Ugandan president to UN over detention of opposition leader Bobi Wine

- A complaint has been filed against Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni by Femi Falana

- Falana dragged the president over the illegal detention of his main opponent, Bobi Wine

- This is coming after the Uganda electoral commission declared Museveni winner of the just-concluded presidential election

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Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer has filed a complaint against the president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, for illegally detaining his main challenger at the just concluded presidential election, Robert Kyagulanyi known as Bobi Wine.

In a report by The Punch, Falana in a statement on Tuesday, January 19, noted that the former pop star and his wife have been detained illegally for days without any criminal charges preferred against Wine.

The senior lawyer went on to note that a complaint has been submitted before the United Nations concerning the detention of the detained couple.

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Uganda poll: Falana drags President Museveni to UN over opposition leader Bobi Wine
Femi Falana has filed a complaint against President Museveni for detaining opposition leader, Bobi Wine. Photo credits: Minasse Wondimu Hailu, Luke Dray
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He also said that the Ugandan opposition leader has been denied access to his lawyers. This has been seen as a move on Museveni's part to prevent Wine from filing a petition against him as the winner of the presidential election.

Winner of Uganda’s presidential election

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Museveni, the incumbent president of Uganda, was declared the winner of the country's presidential election conducted on Thursday, January 14.

Museveni's victory implies that he has now been re-elected for a sixth term which will see his 35-year-old rule extended.

The country's election commission said Museveni won 58.64% of the nearly 10 million ballots cast, while opposition leader Bobi Wine received 34.83% of the vote.

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Bobi Wine alleges electoral fraud

In a related development, Uganda’s opposition leader alleged that the presidential election was marred by widespread fraud and violence.

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The former pop star turned lawmaker didn't give details of his accusation as he made the claim in a tweet shared on his Twitter page on Thursday.

Wine who remained positive as at the time when votes were counted under an internet blackout was able to bypass the blockage and tweet around 10:14 pm.

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