A delegation of European Union (EU) Ambassadors has paid a courtesy visit to the former National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine a few weeks after the general elections.
It is averred that the ambassadors move to engage the singer on the way forward after the elections and persuade him to opt for peaceful ways to assume power. The ambassadors have since been meeting the self-proclaimed Ghetto president.
On Thursday 14th January, 2021, the Electoral Commission conducted presidential elections where Ugandans exercised their constitutional rights of choosing a president who will lead them through a five year term. Uganda has a total 18,103,603 registered voters and 34,684 polling stations however only 10,350,819 people turned up to vote.
The presidential election which comprised 11 candidates was won by President Yoweri Museveni Tibuhaburwa Kaguta who got 6,042,898 (58.38%). His closest opponent Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu got 3,631,437 votes (35.08%).
The MP has since rejected election results and petitioned the Supreme Court challenging the election saying that election was not free and fair. He contends that throughout the campaign period the People of Uganda generally, and more particularly his supporters endured untold suffering, torture, degrading and inhuman treatment on the orders of Gen Museveni.
He cited the dark days of 18th and 19th November 2020 which saw over 50 innocent, unarmed citizens murdered in cold blood by the police and military.
“The election was marred with massive irregularities including state inspired violence, intimidation and harassment of my supporters, myself and other opposition candidates, ballot stuffing with pre-ticked ballot papers in favour of Museveni, alteration of Declaration of Results Forms, Confiscation of Declaration Forms from our agents by Security Personnel and flawed tallying processes,” he said after the election.