KAMPALA, 9 March 2021 – Ugandan pop star turned opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentanmu alias Bobi Wine has declared himself winner of the presidential election of last January 14.

Bobi Wine said he won the ballot by 54.19 percent, accusing the country’s electoral commission of robbing him and Ugandans of their victory.

Bobi Wine - Photo James Akena, Reuters

Bobi Wine – Photo James Akena, Reuters

According to Bobi Wine, incumbent Yoweri Museveni, who was declared winner of the ballot only garnered 34.8 percent of the votes cast – not 58.64 percent which was attributed to him by the Electoral Commission.

At a briefing with reporters, Bobi Wine shared some 2,000 declaration of results forms which he claimed were rejected by the Supreme Court.

The opposition leader blamed the highest court of the land of bias, citing the decision by the court to reject him the chance to beef up his petition with affidavits.

Yoweri Museveni - Photo Ugandan State House

Yoweri Museveni – Photo Ugandan State House

The Ugandan Electoral Commission opened itself to attacks, lending credence to accusatons of possible vote fixing, after it admitted to posting “fake” Declaration Records forms whose totals did not tally.

“The rigging of the election results shows that the [Electoral Commission leader] rigged this election brainlessly, the rigging was done in such an immature way, from our tally, even with all the ballot stuffing, we beat Gen Museveni with 54.19 percent,” said Bobi Wine.

“The Constitution of Uganda under Article 29, gives us the right to protest peacefully,” said Kyagulanyi.

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