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Sad Day For Ugandans, International Body Makes An Unexpected Move



Photo: Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, National Resistance Movement (NRM) and his main challenger Bobi Wine of National Unity Platform

The Ugandan presidential elections that will be taking place this Thursday, January 14, has drawn the attention of very many people in Africa and across the world.

President Yoweri Museveni who has served as the president for 35 years will be seeking for re-election for the 6th consecutive term.

Opposition team led by Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has cited being intimidated by the government as their Supporters have been assaulted and intimidated.

Actually this week Bobi Wine was forced to cut off his interview with Journalist Jeff Koinage through the Hot 96 after he was attacked at his home.
It is not very clear whether the incumbent president Yoweri Museveni will be willing to hand over power if he will be defeated by other candidates.

Ugandans Suffered a major setback when the European Union made a decision not take their observers during the elections because they felt like their demands were not met.

The general elections are expected to be heavily contested with the following candidates featuring on the ballot: Yoweri Museveni, National Resistance Movement (NRM), his main challenger Bobi Wine of National Unity Platform, John Katumba-Independent, Willy Mayambala-Independent, Fred Mwesigye-Independent, Henry Tumukunde-Independent, Joseph Kabuleta-Independent, Nancy Kalembe-Independent, Patrick Oboi Amuriat-Forum for Democratic Change, Mugisha Muntu-Alliance for National Transformation and Norbert Mao-Democratic Party.

The body in charge of the elections registered 18.1 Million voters and the requirement for a presidential candidate to be declared a winner is garnering over 50% of the votes.

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