Early election results in Uganda are showing that the country’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is leading by close to two-thirds as he has so far garnered 65% from the votes that have been counted from 8000+ polling stations that have been called in so far, Deutsche Welle reports.
Museveni has reportedly garnered 1 536 205 votes (65.02%), while Bobi Wine has reportedly polled 647 146 votes (27.39%) from 8310 polling stations so far.
Bobi Wine has called for a press conference in which he has said the elections are marred with widespread fraud and said he has filmed proof of fraud during voting:
I am very confident that we defeated the dictator by far. I call upon all Ugandans to reject the blackmail. We have certainly won the election and we’ve won it by far.
Bobi wine had previously taken to Twitter to say the picture was looking good before his presser in which he denounced the preliminary results that are being published by the country’s Election Commission.
The country’s internet service providers have reportedly shut down the internet again after the government ordered them to do so. Museveni who is a former guerilla commander has been the country’s president for the past 34 years since he took office in 1986.
Source: Deutsche Welle