KAMPALA — National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi popular name Bobi Wine has denounced a new poll by Research World International, a local polling firm describing the results as sponsored to show President Museveni is still in control.
Bobi Wine says the “fake” opinion poll is state sponsored to condition Ugandans to a Museveni “win” and pave way for him to rig the elections in advance.
“Whenever, we approach elections, he sponsors fake organisations to release fake opinion polls giving him an upper hand so as to pave way for his rigging machine, Bobi Wine wrote on Facebook.
In the widely critised poll —conducted in March and released in August by Research World International, Museveni leads at 47 per cent with Bobi Wine coming second at 22 per cent and FDC strongman Dr Kiiza Besigye coming third at 17 per cent.
Research World International boss by Dr. Patrick Wakida who is under fire says sampled about 2000 respondents.
“We didn’t list the candidates, we wanted people to give us names as they are and you have Museveni at 47%, Kyagulanyi at 22%, Dr Kizza Besigye at 17.”