I’ll obviously win, says Museveni after voting

Yoweri Museveni, seen casting his vote in the Ugandan elections (EPA)

Yoweri Museveni, seen casting his vote in the Ugandan elections (EPA)

President Yoweri Museveni has said it is obvious that he will win today’s election.

Museveni arrived for voting at 2:55pm in his home town.

At around 3pm  , Museveni addressed a press conference in Rushere town after casting his ballot at Karo High school polling station in Kiruhura district.

“I am happy. I have done my duty as a citizen,” he said.

The president praised himself for addressing press away from the polling station.

“It is illegal. That is what I always tell Besigye [his opponent and FDC presidential candidate].”

Museveni asked the people to remain calm, go and vote.


“Stay at polling stations until results are announced, then go home peacefully,” he urged.

Asked his chances in today’s election, Museveni boldly said: “NRM will obviously win. We have been defeating these people even when we had problems. Now the whole country is peaceful.”

Museveni said he was confident of victory even if opposition tells a lot of lies.

He lauded the biometric system saying it will get rid of multiple voting.

“Human vigilance failed, it was lacking.”

He said some elements tried to decampaign the biometric machines especially in Kampala “where opposition cheats”.

“You can see its [biometric system] fast.”

The president said he heard of delays in delivering polling materials in kamala.

He also said some people were distributing money.

“Those have been arrested.”

Uganda Communications Commission claimed politicians were bribing voters using mobile money the reason it was switched off alongside social media platforms.


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