President Yoweri Museveni, the Uganda’s long-time president has again won the presidential election in his country, the electoral officials say.
While reacting, his main rival, Bobi Wine accused him of vote rigging.
Museveni won almost 59% of the vote, with Bobi Wine trailing with about 35%, the Electoral Commission said.
In his reaction, Museveni described Thursday’s poll as the “most cheating free” in the history of the African nation.
Bobi Wine, a former pop star, vowed to provide evidence of fraud when internet connections were restored in Uganda.
Recall that the government shut down the internet ahead of the voting day, a move condemned by election monitors.
They said confidence in the count had been damaged by a three-day internet outage.
Dozens of people were killed during violence in the run-up to the election. Opposition politicians have also accused the government of harassment. The result gives President Museveni a sixth term in office. The 76 year old, in power since 1986, says he represents stability in the country.
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine – the stage name for 38-year-old Robert Kyagulanyi – says he has the backing of the youth in one of the world’s youngest nations, where the median age is 16.