Uganda’s long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected amid accusations of vote rigging by his main rival Bobi Wine.

The Electoral Commission today announced that Museveni won almost 59 percent of the vote, with Bobi Wine trailing with about 35 percent.

Bobi Wine, a former pop star, earlier vowed to provide evidence of fraud once the internet was restored, while the Electoral Commission denies there was vote-rigging in Thursday’s poll.

However, poll monitors have criticized the government closure of internet access saying it undermined confidence.

The result gives 76 year old President Museveni, who has being in power since 1986 a sixth term in office.


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