NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – The Ugandan Election Commission said President Yoweri Museveni led Thursday’s election with 29% of the vote counted, securing 63% of the vote while the main opposition candidate Bobi Wine had 28%.
Wine, a popular singer turned lawmaker half the age of president, says the vote in the East African country was rigged. On Friday, the electoral commission replied that it was up to it to prove it.
The largely peaceful vote followed a period of violent campaigning in which Wine was repeatedly arrested on various charges and saw dozens of his party members detained.
The final election results are expected on Saturday evening.
Internet access remains cut off in Uganda but the electoral commission said it will have no effect on the process.
The generational shock of the election has been widely observed in many African countries.
- According to the source Ugandan president reported leading in early election results.
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