Saturday, January 16, 2021 -President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni now 76 years old was obviously going to defeat Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi, through declaration, to clinch his sixth term in power extending the 35 year rule in the ever contentious Ugandan elections.
Museveni’s style of politics is so crooked that any Tom on the street will easily tell how he is a ‘fraudulent President’ who holds elections just for the sake of it. He holds and electoral exercise just to hoodwink the world that he is not sticking to power by force when he is actually doing that.
Looking at the way he treats his strong political competitors, to how he micro-manages the entire political process, it clearly depicts a man determined to remain in power by all means until his death.
For instance, when the counting process of the 2021 votes kicked off, he sent his armed goons to surround Bobi Wine’s home so that to thwart any attempts by the opposition side to protest the elections. Upto now Bobi Wine is still under the house arrest. Not to mention how he ordered an immediate internet shutdown.
Mr. Museveni who leads the National Resistance Movement NRM Party would then be declared the winner by 5.85 million votes while Bobi Wine of National Unity Platform NUP who is only 38 years old got a total 3.48 million votes.
According to the breakdown given by the Ugandan Electoral Commission, the incumbent was claimed to have won by 58% against Bobi Wine’s 34%.
Counting of the votes officially ended on Saturday January 16 when the Commission officially confirmed the results.
“Having obtained the highest number of votes; and votes cast in his favor being more than 50% at the election, EC declares candidate Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni as the president of Uganda through an election held January 14,” EC chairperson Simon Byabakama declared.
And as this was going on, police sirens and army patrols covered the streets of all parts of the country. Further in the air, national army choppers kept hovering around the skies so as to intimidate any unsatisfied voices.
There are about 17 million voters in Uganda.