KAMPALA – Former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, has revealed that he wrote to the management of NBS TV, seeking to understand the media house’s motive of creating their own tally centre after the January 14 elections.
According to Bobi Wine, NBS TV’s tally centre was created to assist the incumbent, President Museveni, in rigging the election as they kept transmitting results that were all in his favour when the Electoral Commission had put a ban on announcement of preliminary election results by media houses across the country.
“At the height of the most fraudulent election in our nation’s history, after the regime locked out credible election observers and cut off the internet; after the regime came out and said that NO ONE except the Electoral Commission had the authority to release election results, NBS was at hand to assist the dictatorship in committing the most vile crime against the people of Uganda,” Bobi Wine said.
The NUP presidential candidate added that by 11:00pm on January 14, NBS TV’s tally centre was saying that Museveni had 63% from several districts, which he said was intended to dampen the spirits of those who had voted against the ruling party.
“NBS claimed to have established its own Tally Center (which other media houses were not allowed to do), and by 11:00pm, they were saying that Museveni had 63% from several districts. Most citizens wondered where these results were coming from. To complete their well calibrated plan, they lined up some so-called analysts to justify the results,” he added
“It was clear the intention was to create the impression that Museveni was leading so as to dampen the spirits of the citizens who had roundly rejected the dictatorship. Shame upon whoever was part of the plot to subvert the will of the people. Ugandans are certainly watching. This week, I wrote a protest letter to them to express my disappointment, which very many Ugandans have expressed,” he added.