Museveni Admits Uganda Poll Cheating, Blames Bobi Wine

Friction between the contested January 14, 2020 presidential poll winner President Yoweri Museveni and runner up Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, continues. Museveni has admitted that there was "cheating" in elections, but said the mastermind and beneficiary was opposition leader Wine, of the National Unity Platform (NUP) and its supporters. "Everybody in Uganda knows who cheated; it was Kyagaulanyi group. It was ballot-stuffing, massive rigging in other parts of the country led by the NUP youth organisations," Museveni said. Museveni won the polls nationally with 58% of the votes, while Bobi Wine received 35%, a voting outcome the NUP leader rejected. Wine later withdrew a supreme court challenge to the results, accusing the judges of being biased.

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Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, left, President Yoweri Museveni (file photo).

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