Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine on Friday claimed victory in a presidential election and rejected early results that gave President Yoweri Museveni a broad lead as a “joke”.
“I am very sure that we defeated the dictator by a landslide. I urge all Ugandans to reject the blackmail. We have really won the election and we have won it by a landslide,” he told reporters.
The 38-year-old former ragga singer became a politician has been the main rival against Uganda’s veteran leader who has been in power since 1986 and is seeking a sixth term.
The Internet remained down for a third day as the counting of votes continued, with preliminary results from 29 percent of the polling stations, giving Museveni an early lead of 63 percent while Vin followed with 28 percent.
“Uganda’s people voted massively for a change of leadership from a dictatorship to a democratic government. But Mr Museveni is trying to paint a picture of him at the helm. What a joke!” sa vin.
He said the election was intimidated by “illegal, high-profile acts that Museveni and his blood regime have committed to stage the worst rig this country has ever witnessed.”
He said he would describe the irregularities once the internet was restored.