Ugandan military surrounds Bobi Wine’s home as vote counting continues

Ugandan military surrounds Bobi Wine's home as vote counting continues
File image of Ugandan Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine. PHOTO| COURTESY

The military has once again surrounded the home of Ugandan Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.

Bobi Wine has alleged massive vote rigging in the just-concluded general election and has already declared that he will not be accepting the results as being announced by the electoral commission.

He had addressed the media Friday morning accusing the electoral commission chair Justice Simon Mugenyi Byiabakana of being President Yoweri Museveni’s puppet.

“We are under siege. The military has jumped over the fence and taken control of our home,” Bobi Wine tweeted moments ago.

“None of these military intruders is talking to us. We are in serious trouble. We are under seige.”

The Chairperson of the electoral commission has however distanced himself from the alleged take over and said that’s a police issue.

“I am not aware of military taking over Kyagulanyi’s home, that’s not under my jurisdiction, maybe the police will comment on that,” Mugenyi said.

Mugenyi has also dismissed Wine’s claims that there have been massive irregularities in vote counting and announcement of the results.

He says the results that are being announced have been verified by agents on the ground, insisting that “even if agents refused to sign, it doesn’t invalidate the results.”

‘’Bobi Wine is the accuser, the onus is on him to prove what he is saying, let him bring the evidence of who is rigging, where and when,” Mugenyi said.

Wine had wondered why his candidates are winning on parliamentary seats and yet he is not getting enough votes in such regions.

The musician-turned-politician had called on his supporters to be calm and wait for his directions after he flatly refused the results as being announced by the electoral commission, an announcement that he said he will make after consulting his party officials.

The National Union Party candidate in the presidential elections has emerged as the main challenger to President Yoweri’s 35-year rule and has had several run-ins with the current administration in the recent past.

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