- • Bobi Wine rejected the results calling them "fake".
- • He claimed that the Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama had ignored malpractices that occurred during elections, including those at the expense of armed forces.
Vote counting entered day two, Saturday, with provisional results from January 14 polls indicating- the race to presidency was narrowing down to a two-horse race between ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and National Unity Platform’s (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, with over 69 per cent of the vote in at the National tally centre at Kyambogo, Kampala.
Mr Museveni, 76, leads with 4,340,134 million votes (61.98 per cent) while opposition front-runner and NUP presidential candidate, Bobi Wine has gained but is still trailing with 2,164,347 votes (30.91 per cent), according to Electoral Commission’s (EC) sixth batch of provisional results.
However, Bobi Wine rejected the results calling them “fake”. He claimed that the Electoral Commission (EC) chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama had disdainfully ignored malpractices that occurred during elections, including those at the expense of armed forces
“The army and police in some places gave people pre-ticked ballot papers in addition to intimidating voters by their presence and influencing the electorate to vote in favor of incumbent president Museveni,” Bobi Wine said.
“We have gathered supporting evidence and it will be availed to the public once internet is restored across the country,” he added.
National army deputy spokesperson Deo Akiiki dismissed the claims calling them ‘malicious’.
“Those claims are aimed at tarnishing the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF),” he said.