President-elect Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has set off from his country home in Rwakitura Kiruhura District driving to Kampala, a week after the presidential elections.
Museveni was last week re-elected for a sixth term with 58.64% of the vote as his closest opponent Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine won 34.83% of the vote. Museveni was on Saturday 16th January 2021 announced by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) Justice Simon Byabakama.
Accompanied by the First Lady who doubles as the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni, Museveni is driving himself amidst cheers and jubilation from his supporters who are eagerly waiting to wave at him at various trading centers.
Museveni has been making stopovers at the various designated towns of Lyantonde at 12pm, Kyazanga at 1pm, Lukaya at 2pm, Kayabwe at 3pm. He will later stop over at Mpigi at 4pm, Busega at 5pm and City Square at 6pm.
The self-drive and grand entry into Kampala is peddled at applauding his supporters for unanimously voting for him against others presidential candidates who were in the race. He will on May, 12th be sworn in for a term that will mark him 40 years in power.
Since he was declared a winner, the main opposition candidate Bobi Wine rejected the results and he has since been under house arrest with no one allowed in and out.
“For standing and defeating Gen. Museveni in an election, which he resoundingly rigged, I am still under house arrest eight days later! I thank all friends in Uganda and abroad who continue to stand with us, until we put an end to this indignity. Uganda will be free,’ Bobi Wine wrote on social media.