Bobi Wine, the Ugandan opposition leader, has claimed victory at the polls even though the incumbent President, Yoweri Museveni, is leading by a wide margin.
Wine said, ““We secured a comfortable victory,” Bobi Wine told reporters in Kampala, the capital. “I am very confident that we defeated the dictator by far.”
“The people of Uganda voted massively for change of leadership from a dictatorship to a democratic government. But Mr. Museveni is trying to paint a picture that he is in the lead. What a joke!”
So far on Friday, Museveni has received 63 per cent of the ballots while Bobi Wine has 28 per cent. The results cover 29 per cent of the polling stations.
The government has dismissed the claims of Bobi Wine. Ofwono Opondo, a government spokesperson said that they expected such allegations from Wine, while speaking to Al Jazeera.
An official of the Ugandan Electoral Commission said, “Let him show the country in what manner, in what form the results are rigged.”
Museveni, 76, has been president for five tenures and is presently seeking reelection for a sixth. Bobi Wine, 38, is the most prominent opposition to the septuagenarian.