Uganda President, Yoweri Museveni, has challenged those alleging that his re-election was rigged, to at least bring credible evidence to back up their claims, and never to be like United States president Donald Trump.
This was disclosed in a tweet made by Executive Director Uganda Media Centre (for Public Communication), Ofwono Opondo P’Odel , who accused the opposition of making baseless claims about the incumbent president’s election victory.
This reaction also came after his main political rival, Robert Bobi Wine Kyagulanyi, on Monday, accused him of “committing the most-vile election fraud in history and for using the most despicable forms of intimidation” against him and his party members.
Recall that Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine said he will legally contest the results of the presidential election that saw incumbent President Yoweri Museveni announced the winner, and asked his supporters to refrain from violence.
Bobi Wine made the announcement on Sunday via the Twitter account belonging to his National Unity Platform (NUP) party, hours after the country’s election commission said Museveni won the vote with 58.6 percent of the vote.
According to the commission, Bobi Wine secured just 34.8 percent.
Security personnel and police were out in force patrolling the capital Kampala and an internet blackout, ordered by the government the day before the election, was still in place.
“I take this painful but nonetheless inevitable leadership decision of urging you to desist from any form of violence as we prepare to challenge the election outcome and its glaring imperfections through the courts of law for the sake of our long-term victory and for Uganda,” he said.
The decision was taken after consulting with senior NUP leadership figures, Bobi Wine, a pop star-turned-politician whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, said.