Biti Declares Bobi Wine Winner of Uganda’s Presidential Elections

MDC A Vice president Tendai Biti has declared Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine the winner of the presidential elections.

Posting on twitter, Biti said Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, once a hero of the struggle against autocracy has reduced Uganda into a little tin pot , a banana Republic or more appropriately a Matoke Republic

“African autocrats are shameless. @HEBobiwine won that election &!Museveni knows that #MuseveniMustGo”, he wrote.

Museveni won 5.85 million votes, or 58.6%, while main opposition candidate Bobi Wine had 3.48 million votes (34.8%).

Meanwhile, Uganda’s opposition leader has Wine said he will legally contest the results of the presidential election that saw incumbent President Yoweri Museveni announced the winner, asking his supporters to refrain from violence.

Bobi Wine made the announcement on Sunday via the Twitter account belonging to his National Unity Platform (NUP) party, hours after the country’s election commission said Museveni won the vote with 58.6 percent of the vote.

“I take this painful but nonetheless inevitable leadership decision of urging you to desist from any form of violence as we prepare to challenge the election outcome and its glaring imperfections through the courts of law for the sake of our long-term victory and for Uganda,” he said.