The Electoral Commission today declared Yoweri Museveni the elected President of the Republic of Uganda election. The election result was announced by Commission’s chairman Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama. President Museveni, 76, won a sixth term in office with 58% of votes. Museveni opposition challenger, Bobi Wine, voter turnout was 34%.
However, the election results as attracted widespread reactions from Ugandans and citizens of other African countries:
Bobi Wine would have won a truly free & fair election. That he got 34%, in the midst of the madness and insanity instituted by Museveni, says it all. I hope he keeps building. Smart of him to start from the parliament instead of going from the music studio to the presidential run
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) January 16, 2021
Museveni shut down the internet in Uganda to rig election
— D A N E E ➐ (@Danee_nk) January 16, 2021
“I can’t believe Ugandans voted for Museveni” – People that voted for Buhari again
— Hydra (@BrianJDennis) January 16, 2021
Credit to Bobi Wine tho. He have Museveni sleepless night, a run for his money. That was a well-fought campaign. Standing up to tyranny in such manner requires guts and sacrifice.
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) January 16, 2021
Museveni has been in power since 1986.
He has just won another election today for another 5years. And he can run indefinitely for life.
He has already been in power for 35years. By the end of this tenure, he will be 81years old and have spent 40years in power.
This is madness.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) January 16, 2021
Museveni must be removed the way Mugabe was removed!!…Uganda, RISE UP!!…Protect Bobi Wine!!…Fight for your country!!…Don’t accept the results!!!!!
— Xtian Dela™ (@xtiandela) January 16, 2021
Museveni's win shouldn't be "Breaking News" at all. It was obvious!
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) January 16, 2021
Youth is biology 😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Beste Yenu ™⌚ 🇰🇪 (@Krepublics) January 16, 2021
Wole Soyinka just sent the following message regarding Bobi Wine:
"Through every available medium, Museveni should be reminded that he will be held personally responsible for the safety of Bobi Wine, his family, and supporters.
— Flagboii (@theflagboii) January 16, 2021
« #Museveni should be true to his word. When he was my age he said the problem of Africa, & #Uganda in particular was leaders staying too long in power. He promised he would only be in power 4 yrs .. 35 yrs on.. » @HEBobiwine tells #Newshour @bbcworldservice
— lyse doucet (@bbclysedoucet) January 16, 2021