NRM candidate Yoweri Museveni was on Saturday afternoon declared the winner of the Presidential race, treat http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-39d8249dbe3f8c5804fd69485f030767.php beating his closest rival and opposition strongman FDC’s Dr. Kizza Besigye together with former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi in third.
At the Electoral Commission chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu together with his deputy and other commission officials arrived a few minutes to 4pm at the National Tally Centre in Namboole ready with the final batch of the presidential results.
“In exercise of the powers conferred on the Electoral Commission by article 103 (7) of the Constitution and section 57 of the Presidential Elections Act, http://dchnf.dk/wp-admin/includes/class-theme-upgrader-skin.php the Commission declares Yoweri Kaguta Museveni elected President of the Republic of Uganda in the Presidential Election held on the 18th day of February 2016, http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/deprecated/tribeeventscachelistener.php ”Kiggundu said.
“Candidate Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has obtained the highest number of votes in the election and those who cast in his favor are more than 50% of the valid votes cast at the election.”
Museveni polled 5,617,503 votes (60.75%) beating Besigye who managed 3,270,290 representing 35.3% of the total vote.
Mbabazi followed in third position with 132574(1.43%), Abed Bwanika -86075( 0.93%), Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba 5186 (0.55%), Maureen Kyalya 40598 (0.44%),Maj. Gen. Benon Biraaro 24675 (0.27%) and Eng. Joseph Mabirizi 23762(0.26%).
The total number of invalid votes was 455175 an equivalent to 4.6% of the total 9246563 votes cast during the February 18, election.
Museveni Dominates in West, Buganda
According to the results released by the Electoral Commission, Museveni performed well in Western Uganda, Karamoja and Buganda regions whereas Besigye dominated the East and Northern Uganda.
Amudat with 25262 votes (97%), Napak -2918(93.7%), Kiruhura – 12091(91%) and Kotido – 29673(91%) voted Museveni with the highest percentage whereas the NRM candidate performed worst in Kampala and Amuru districts where he received only 31% in each of the 2 districts.
In their respective home areas, Besigye beat Museveni in Rukungiri, getting 548 votes (52.9%) whereas Museveni had 46.2% from the 3 out of 276 polling stations whose results had arrived by declaration time.
In Kanungu, the home boy Mbabazi was defeated after getting 11.2% against Museveni’s 57.9%.
Besigye Sweeps Kampala, Wakiso, Gulu districts
The results further indicated that the opposition strongman, Besigye trounced Museveni in the districts of Kampala 300751(65.7%), Wakiso 263657(59.8%) and Gulu 48594(50%).
However, the Electoral Commission chairman acknowledged that the elections were not all that free and fair but noted that the flaws were too insignificant to change the final result.
“We may have black spots here and there but there is no country in multiparty democracy where elections come out free and fair. We tried our best and we shall with time improve, because we are still a young democracy,” Kiggundu said.
In interview with Chimpreports, Mike Ssebalu, the spokesperson of President Yoweri Museveni’s campaign team said they deserved the win having worked tirelessly towards this achievement.
“We addressed 304 rallies in 112 districts and in all constituencies in the country which was an indicator we gave the exercise the time and effort it deserved,” he noted.
He however urged opposition politicians to join the winner in seeing that Uganda moves to another level in terms of development adding that in case of any dissatisfaction, they ought to seek redress from courts of law.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been handed yet another presidential term in office by Ugandans, ailment http://chirofitroseville.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-requests-hooks.php in an election described by observers as the most competitive ever.
Museveni was declared Saturday evening, story http://cbangelfire.com/includes/footer.php the winner of last Thursday’s presidential elections, trouncing seven contestants two of who have previously challenged him more than twice.
Eng. Badru Kiggundu announced the results as follows:
Abed Bwanika: 86075 (0.93%)
Amama Mbabazi 132,574 (1.43%)
Benon Biraaro 25675 (0.27%)
Joseph Mabirizi : 23762 (0.26%)
Kizza Besigye: 3, 270, 290 (35.7%)
Maureen Kyalya: 40598 (0.44%)
Venansius Baryamureeba 51086 (0.55%)
Yoweri Museveni 5617503 (60.75%)
The total number of valid votes cast was 9,246,563 votes while voter turn up stood at 63.5%.
While announcing the results, the commended the Electoral Commission team for successfully bringing to the close the three roadmap of the election.
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.
The declaration was made amidst contestation from majorly the opposition party Forum for Democratic Change which claims vote rigging.
The FDC candidate, Col Dr Kizza Besigye who has been held and released by police thrice this week, was at the time of the announcement under house arrest at his home in Kasangati.
Besigye was arrested yesterday from his party offices in Najjanankumbi, together with other FDC leaders and detained briefly at Nagalama police station.
He was accused of trying to declare his own results, against the Presidential Elections Act Section 57.
Election observers from around the Eastern Central African region have declared the general elections as free and fair, despite cases of violence and delays by the electoral commission to provide voting materials on time.
Yufnalis Okubo who led the IGAD Observers said that the Thursday election exercise was commendable by world standards.
The dissatisfied opposition were also advised to peacefully seek redress in courts of law if have grounds to.
“In our opinion, the 2016 general election met the minimum international standards of a free and fair election. We urged the people of the Republic of Uganda to remain calm as the process of tallying the final vote is still underway,” said Okubo.
“In the event that there is reason to challenge the election results, we urge everyone to resort to the provided legal channels,” he added.
The 72-year-old incumbent president will be pushing his leadership to 35 years.
Museveni has dubbed two of his previous terms as his last ones, only to come back for more.
While his opponents accuse him of imposing himself on the country which he liberated from high handed past regimes, Museveni says he only follows the will of Ugandans who keep voting for him.
At a recent presidential candidates’ debate in Kampala, he lambasted those who accuse him of being undemocratic, stressing that democracy is not just about practices but numbers.
Museveni also says many of his goals have not been achieved yet.
“I am not power-hungry but mission-hungry,” he told press during the course his campaigns last year.
Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated his Ugandan counterpart, for sale http://centrodelasartesslp.gob.mx/home/wp-includes/class-wp-role.php Yoweri Museveni, information pills upon winning the presidential election held on February 18.
“I am very pleased to congratulate His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni on his re-election as President of the Republic of Uganda. The people of Uganda have spoken, viagra and they have spoken very clearly. We respect their choice of President Museveni,” said Kenyatta in a brief statement on Saturday night.
Museveni was declared Friday evening, the winner of last Thursday’s presidential elections, trouncing seven contestants two of who have previously challenged him more than twice.
The incumbent obtained 5617503 votes which represented 60.75 percent of the total vote count.
In the second place was opposition strongman, Dr Kizza Besigye at 35 percent.
Observers say this was the most competitive election in Uganda’s history.
Kenyatta, a close friend of president Museveni, said Kenya values its close friendship with Uganda.
“That friendship is founded on a common history, a common culture, and common interests. In years past, we have worked closely together for the prosperity and freedom of our nations,” said Kenyatta.
“We look forward to continuing the work that both our nations have already done, together and in concert with the East African Community, the African Union, and IGAD. We look forward, too, to even closer integration.”
The Kenyan President wished Museveni “every success as he serves his nation for another term. He and Uganda can count on my support, and my friendship, as well as that of their brothers and sisters in Kenya.”