Uganda Electoral Commission Hails Presidential And Parliamentary Polls

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Uganda Electoral Commission Jails Presidential And Parliamentary Polls

The chairman of Uganda’s electoral commission, Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, has hailed the fiercely contested presidential and parliamentary as a success.

At a news conference in the capital Kampala on Thursday, he said Ugandans had turned up in large numbers and voted peacefully in spite of the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr. Byabakama revealed that the ballot boxes had earlier arrived late at polling stations and biometric voter verification machines failed; however, he said these were just isolated incidents.

The main opposition candidate, Bobi Wine, said some of his polling agents had been arrested.

He is challenging the incumbent, Yoweri Museveni who has been in power for nearly 35 years.

Museveni said he would accept the result if there were no irregularities.

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