President Yoweri Museveni has said he is not surprised that the judges found that the general elections held on the February 18, 2016 reflected the will of the people.

Below is the statement

“The lawyers normally talk of “reasonable men” when referring to what people can believe or otherwise. As the Monitor newspaper, notwithstanding your nature, would realize, Judges are “reasonable men and women” plus, plus. That is how they become Judges in the first place. I am not surprised, therefore, that they found that the General Elections held on the 18th of February, reflected the will of the people of Uganda.

In fact, the NRM scored more votes but many of them were suppressed as invalid votes as almost 5 per cent of the total votes cast. We did not bother to complain about this because we had enough votes to decisively win. Why inconvenience Ugandans with unnecessary altercation?

It also shows how institutions of the state have grown and recovered from the problems of the 1960s, 70s and early 1980s.

I salute the people of Uganda and the state institutions of Uganda. I also salute the NRM fraternity for their efforts during the whole electoral cycle.”

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

CHAIRMAN NRM AND PRESIDENT

OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA