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Ugandan President Wins Sixth Term In Office

Written by Bunmi Abdulraheem

Uganda’s long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected.

Mr Yoweri Museveni won almost 59% of the vote, with Bobi Wine trailing with about 35%, the Electoral Commission said.

Bobi Wine, a former pop star, earlier vowed to provide evidence of fraud. The Electoral Commission denies there was vote-rigging in the poll.

Poll monitors have criticised government’s closure of internet access, they say this undermined confidence.

Bobi Wine said he would provide evidence of fraud once the internet was restored.

The result gives President Museveni a sixth term in office.

The 76 year old, has been in power since 1986.

Meanwhile, Bobi Wine – the stage name for 38-year-old Robert Kyagulanyi – says he has the backing of the youth.