The leading opposition party, pharm http://compuaprende.com/components/com_community/templates/jomsocial/layouts/email.groups.memberjoin.html.php FDC, page http://comefare.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-panel.php has criticised the outcome of the February 18 presidential elections, saying the results were “fraudulent.”
IGAD and EAC election observers said despite the logistical hiccups including delayed delivery of voting materials in Kampala and Wakiso districts, the general elections were free and fair.
However, FDC President Rtd Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu said in a press statement to media houses on Saturday that the party leadership was arrested while preparing to “show the gross discrepancy between the presidential election results that the Electoral Commission was releasing and those that we had in our possession and knew to be correct.”
He added: “I call upon all Ugandans and the international community to reject and condemn the fraud that has been committed and to expose it to the fullest extent possible.”
Police yesterday held Muntu, Dr Kizza Besigye and Ingrid Turinawe basing on intelligence information that they intended to announce their own results which they said differed from those being read at the national tally centre.
The Electoral Commission today evening announced Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the president-elect of Uganda.
Eng Badru Kiggundu said Museveni won the race with 60 percent while Besigye followed in second position at 35 percent.
Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi took the third position at 1.4 percent – a performance that will shock the nation.
Commenting on the glitches that hampered the Thursday voting process, majorly the delays in delivering polling materials, Kiggundu stressed that no country in the world, has ever delivered an entirely free and fair election.
Gen Muntu, who served as army commander for 9 years, said “at a strategic level, the situation is highly in our favour” but quickly added that, “At a tactical level, where Museveni still has some temporary advantages, we must focus on shifting that imbalance in our favour.”
Dr Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati is currently being surrounded by police. Only close relatives are allowed to visit his home.