- Not ready to give up power, Yoweri Museveni has been sworn in for his sixth term as president
- VP Yemi Osinbajo is representing Nigeria at the inauguration of re-elected Ugandan president
- The Ugandan leader took the oath of office on Wednesday, May 12, at a ceremony in the capital, Kampala
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo graced the inauguration ceremony of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni.
Osinbajo represented his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, at the event held at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda.
Museveni who has been in power since 1986 will now be serving his sixth term in office.
Osinbajo left for Kampala after attending the National Security Council meeting at the Presidential Villa and also touring the facility of SecureID, smart card manufacturers in Isolo, Lagos.
One of the vice president's aide, Laolu Akande, had disclosed on Twitter on Tuesday, May 11, that his boss will be representing Nigeria at Museveni's inauguration.
See his tweet below:
Museveni declared winner
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.
There were reports that the election was marred by widespread irregularities and crackdown on the opposition.
Uganda’s opposition leader, Wine, alleged that the presidential election was marred by widespread fraud and violence.
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.
Nigeria lawyer files complaint
A human rights lawyer in Nigeria, Femi Falana, even filed a complaint against Museveni for illegally detaining his main challenger, Wine.
In his complaint on Tuesday, January 19, falana noted that the presidential hopeful and his wife had been detained illegally for days without any criminal charges preferred against Wine.