Tension As Vote Counting Begins In Uganda

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Elections have ended and vote counting has started in Uganda as Bobi Wine, a pop star turned opposition trying to unseat a long-term President, Yoweri Museveni.

If by any chance that Museveni loses, the East African nation will split away from his 35-year rulership.

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According to Al Jazeera, the approach to Thursday’s polls was overwhelmed by the worst political violence in years, following the killing of more than 50 people by security forces.

There were also clampdowns on opposition gatherings, as well as the frequent intimidation and arrest of opposition figures.

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The Ugandan police have, however, said their actions are crucial to safeguard compliance with COVID-19 restrictions.

Museveni, who has exercised power since 1986, is pursuing a sixth term against a taut contest from Bobi Wine, whose popularity among a youthful population has rattled the 76-year-old former rebel leader. Nine other challengers are also aiming to unseat Museveni.

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