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Uganda’s Bobi Wine says ‘fraud and violence’ marred election day

2021-01-15 10:34:39


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Uganda’s opposition chief Bobi Wine mentioned early Friday that the nation’s election had seen “widespread fraud and violence”, however he remained constructive as votes had been counted beneath an web blackout.

“Regardless of the widespread fraud and violence skilled throughout the nation earlier at the moment, the image nonetheless appears good. Thanks Uganda for turning up and voting in file numbers,” Wine tweeted shortly after midnight, managing to bypass the blockage.

The 38-year-old former popstar-turned-lawmaker didn’t give particulars about his accusations, which contradicted the federal government’s account that Thursday’s vote had been peaceable with no main circumstances of violence reported.

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The web remained down for a 3rd day as vote counting continued within the nation. Outcomes are anticipated by Saturday afternoon.

President Yoweri Museveni is in search of a sixth time period in workplace, and Wine is his primary competitor amongst 11 opposition candidates.

The election passed off after one of the crucial violent campaigns in years, with harassment and arrests of the opposition, assaults on the media and scores of deaths.

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