Monday, September 20, 2021

Presidential Poll: Ugandan opposition leader warns against rigging

Must read

- Advertisement -

Uganda’s main opposition candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, on Tuesday warned of planned rigging by the ruling party, two days before Thursday’s presidential poll.

“(President Yoweri) Museveni is known for vote rigging, so be careful and guard your votes,’’ Wine said at a joint press conference with other opposition leaders in the capital, Kampala.

Wine, 38, who has the support of Uganda’s youth, faces off against Museveni, 76, on Thursday, together with nine other candidates.

But the singer turned politician is said to be the only one to have a real chance of winning against Museveni, one of Africa’s longest ruling heads of state, who has been in power since 1996 and changed Uganda’s constitution to enable himself to run for yet another five-year term.

READ ALSO:   Missing Ugandan athlete spotted on CCTV
READ ALSO:   Uganda suspends mass COVID-19 vaccination amid a shortage of vaccines

“After voting, stay behind to guard the votes, Use phones  to document the process, because we understand that Museveni plans to cut off the internet so that he can rig,’’ Wine said.

Wine also warned that electoral fraud “will turn into a recipe for violence.’’ “The people of Uganda are not going to accept any illegality,’’ he added.

The run-up to the election has already been overshadowed by violence occurring on almost daily basis, with government security forces dispersing rallies, mostly by the opposition, using tear gas and live bullets.

READ ALSO:   Uganda suspends mass COVID-19 vaccination amid a shortage of vaccines


- Advertisement -

More articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
READ ALSO:   Uganda name Frenchman Desabre as new coach

- Advertisement -

Latest article

- Advertisement -