2021 Uganda Election: US requests review of results
On Sunday, The United States ( US) required a review of Thursday 14 January, 2021 presidential and parliamentary election, refering to “trustworthy reports” of pre- election savagery and election inconsistencies.
On Saturday, Uganda Electoral Commission (EC) announced President Yoweri Museveni, who was the banner carrier of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), victor with 58.6 percent of legitimate votes cast for six terms
Casting a ballot and result counting occurred in generally data dark opening after the State shut down the Internet.
The United States (US) Department of State representative Morgan Ortagus on Sunday gave an assertion stated: “We are profoundly disturbed by the numerous dependable reports of security power brutality during the pre- Election time frame and election anomalies during the surveys. We firmly encourage autonomous, trustworthy, unbiased and exhaustive investigation concerning these reports and that those capable be considered responsible”.
Ortagus censured what she called as the proceeding with assaults on political competitors and encouraged “the public authority to regard their basic liberties and key opportunities, including the opportunity of articulation”.
Judith Nabakooba, The Uganda’s Minister of Information and chief Ofwono Opondo, Uganda Media Center couldn’t be gone after remark on the charges by Washington.
In the previous assertion, Ortagus communicated “grave worry” about provocation of and the proceeded with dangers to common society”.
On democratic day, Uganda’s security powers struck an equal counting place set up by the common society at Hotel Africana in Kampala and captured at any rate 35 non-administrative association authorities who were blamed for working without accreditation to run a count community.
Half a month sooner, the public authority froze the ledgers of two noticeable NGOs, including the National NGO Forum, which is the umbrella body of all polite society associations working in the nation, over charges of illegal intimidation financing.
The US, which gives Uganda almost $1 billion (Shs3.7 trillion) yearly in respective help, yesterday requested that Kampala act.
Though the proclamation didn’t indicate the instances of viciousness, the mission was set apart by teargassing, fierceness, and rehashed captures. The captures were principally of the National Unity Platform gathering’s Robert Kyagulanyi, nom de plume Bobi Wine, and Forum for Democratic Change’s Patrick Oboi Amuriat. Wine and Amuriat came next and third in the election, separately, as per the outcomes the EC delivered on Saturday.
Yoweri Museveni has been a president of Uganda since 1986, and this is making his six terms in office.