Uganda polls: Museveni dismisses rigging claims

Yoweri Museveni

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni.

Photo credit: Isaac Kasamani | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Museveni received 5.8 million votes, representing 58.6 per cent of the total vote cast to retain the seat he has held since January 1986.
  • He singled out BBC and Al jazeera for their reporting which he described as shallow.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has dismissed claims that the just-concluded presidential elections, in which he won a sixth term in office, was rigged in his favour.


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