Saturday, February 20 2016
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (71) has won the February 18 Uganda presidential poll. He is set to serve a fifth five-year term after taking 60.75% of the vote ahead of his leading opponent, Dr. Kizza Besigye.
The incumbent maintained a lead right from the first provisional results that were released Thursday morning and since then, President Museveni has been above 60% in all the ten provisional results that were released by the Electoral Commission.
Before declaring the final results, the EC chairperson, Eng. Badru Kiggundu thanked all the stake-holders that included the voters he commended for using the basin to vote, election observers, candidates, media both local and international and the police among others.
The total votes cast were 9,701,738 and 455,175 of them were invalid while 25,538 were spoilt. The ruling party took 5,617,503 out of the 9,246,563 valid votes.
All the candidates had representatives to pick their results apart from the FDC party. Social media and mobile money networks are still off after being disabled for security reasons.
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