Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni wins Uganda presidency

Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been declared the winner of Uganda’s election putting him on a journey to extend his rule to 40 years.

Several opposition candidates led by Museveni’s closest rival Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine have disputed results of the polls.

Uganda Electoral Commission said a total 10,359,479 votes were cast in the January 14 poll out of the 18,103,603 registered voters

Valid votes cast were 9,978,093 and 381,386 were declared invalid, the commission said there were other 27,592 spoilt votes

Museveni who had taken an early lead right from the day and sealed it on the final day with 5,851,037 votes to carry the day Pay Attention

The commission said Yoweri, 76, beat 10 other presidential candidates to extend his 35-year rule for another term to 2026 after garnering majority vote.

“Having obtained the highest number of votes; and votes cast in his favour being more than 50% at the election, EC declares candidate Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni as the president of Uganda through an election held January 14,” the commission chairperson Simon Byabakama said.