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Details In Rigging Of Election In Uganda Emerges As Museveni’s Secret Plans Revealed

Edwine Agesa

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Ugandans headed to the polls early on Thursday morning to vote for a new leader. According to reports by various media entities, Thursday January 14 marked the election day for citizens of the East African country.

 

Two main candidates in the election are ruling party National Resistance Movement party leader and current president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni going up against youthful opposition led by pop star and National Unity Party leader Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine.

The months preceding to the elections were marred by violence ending in a complete internet shutdown. According to The Guardian, more than 55 people have so far lost their lives since the election campaigns took off late last year.

Opposition leader Bobi Wine has been a force to reckon with. Most young Ugandans have continued supporting him all through making him a tough opponent for president Museveni.

The 76 year old current president has been in power since 1986 ruling for 34 years. He now seeks another term that will see him remain in power.

Bobi Wine, who is half Museveni’s age, is relatable with the young generation who have seen Museveni in power for long.

The election is meant to be a close one with over 18 million Ugandans expected to vote. The polls opened at 7am and will close at 4pm with the election board being given 48 hours to reveal the results.

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