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‘Don’t be like Trump, bring credible evidence of rigging’, Museveni tells opposition

The controversial and long serving president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has challenged those alleging that his re-election was marred with irregularities to provide evidence and not make bogus allegations like the former United States president, Donald Trump.

The 77 year old Museveni reacted to claims after his close political opposition, Bobi Wine accused him of “committing the most-vile election fraud in history and for using “the most despicable forms of intimidation” against him and his party members.

Moreover, the former United States of America president, Donald Trump had raised alarm during and after November 3, 2020 presidential election that he was systematically rigged out by some unseen forces however, his claims were blatantly refuted by the electoral commission, adding that such did not happen.

President Museveni who spoke through the Executive Director of Uganda Media Centre (for Public Communication), Ofwono Opondo P’Odel , accused the opposition of making frivolous claims about the electoral victory of Museveni.

He said, “Don’t be like Trump. At least bring credible evidence to back up your claims,” he added.

Though, the British government had expressed worries over the charged political atmosphere in Uganda. While welcoming the re-election of Museveni, it called on all parties to seek legal redress and not resort to unlawful behaviour.

“The UK Government welcomes the relatively calm passing of the elections in Uganda and notes the re-election of H.E. Yoweri Museveni as President.

“Many in Uganda and beyond have expressed concerns about the overall political climate in the run up to the elections as well as the electoral process. It is important these concerns are raised, investigated and resolved in a peaceful, legal and constitutional manner. We ask that all parties, including the security services, but also all of Uganda’s political movements, act with restraint to ensure the peaceful resolution of disputes,” it stated on Saturday.”

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