President Yoweri Museveni Wins Uganda Election; Set to extend his 35years in Office
The Uganda election commission has announced President Yoweri Museveni has the winner of January 14, 2021, Uganda presidential election. Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term as president, extending his 35 years in office.
According to the result announced by the Ugandan election commission, the 76-year-old won 58.6% of the vote cast while his closest rival 38-years-old Robert Kyagulanyi, known by his stage name Bobi Wine, took 34.8% of the vote cast.
The January 14th Uganda presidential election has been mar by what observers call opposition and voters intimidation. Observers have said the election was not free and fair. Various videos have appeared on the internet showing the ruling power using government security forces to intimidate oppositions. President Yoweri Museveni also ordered the total shut down of the internet days before the election and after the election.
Yoweri Museveni who has already spent 35years in office since and is among the longest-ruling president in Africa seized power in 1986. He seeks to extend his stay in office and his emergence as the winner of the January 14th Election means President Yoweri Museveni would rule for another tenure.