Museveni: EC biased toward NRM, I got 66%


Museveni Electoral Commission chair Badru Kiggundu announcing results of Uganda presidential elections at Mandera National Stadium in Namboole on Saturday

President Yoweri Museveni has accused the electoral commission of being biased towards his party, National Resistance Movement [NRM].

The president made the accusation on Sunday while addressing journalists at his country home Rwakitura in Kiruhura district.

The president said he will now computerise the voting process so voters can put their finger print on the candidate they want to solve the problem.

Speaking at Namboole national tally centre yesterday, EC chairman, Eng Badru Kiggundu, announced Museveni the winner and new president-elect without tallying all the votes from other polling stations.

Kiggundu argued that the constitution allows him to declare the winner as long as he has over 50% as per available election results.

He also said many votes had been invalidated due to various reasons and circumstances surrounding the voting process.

“We are a young democracy. Even in outside countries, you can’t hold a multi-party election and you come out without challenges,” Kiggundu said.

He said Museveni had won with 60% followed by FDC’s Kizza Besigye with 35% and Amama Mbabazi, the former Prime Minister with 1%.

Meanwhile, Museveni is not happy with the percentage he was given.

“The electoral commission is biased towards NRM,” government owned, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation [UBC TV] quotes Museveni as telling press in Rwakitura.

“All the invalid votes are my votes,” he added.

Kiggundu said about 455,175 votes were invalid making up about 4.69%.

“So I got 66% not 61%,” Museveni concluded.

He said the problem was also attributed to the technology.

He said where the ruling party NRM performed badly, there were known reasons.

The president said he was now happy with the whole country for voting him back into power.

“I’m happy with Ugandans who came out in big numbers and voted politically.”

He said the ministers who were defeated didn’t have close links with the people.

“That is the purpose of democracy.”

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