KAMPALA – The Electoral Commission (EC) has pledged to make thorough investigations and iron out the underlying issues on videos circulating on social media alleging vote rigging in favor of President Museveni who was declared winner of 2021 Presidential election.
The videos that show motion pictures exhibit pre-ticked ballots and men in uniform lining up to vote have been fronted by runners up if the election, Robert Kyagulanyi
In a Facebook post, Bobi Wine said that “This particular video was sent to us by a member of the UPDF who was disgusted by what they were commanded to do!”
“He told us they spent days pre-ticking ballot papers in favor of Museveni because they knew there was no way they could beat us in a free contest! Up to now, it is difficult to believe that a one time prized revolutionary is going down as one of the world’s most despised despots! Did he claim to have gone to the bush because of a rigged election? How despicable! Keep the evidence coming in comrades,” he added.
In a statement, the electoral body said “The Electoral Commission took all measures as per the Electoral laws to ensure that Electoral process is conducted with integrity. Nevertheless, we consider these allegations seriously and we’ll investigate to ascertain their veracity.”
The aftermath of the general elections has been dominated by social media meltdown rotating around the transpirings of the actual event since there was an internet shutdown on voting day.
Several videos have been making rounds on social media platforms demonstrating how illicit the electoral process was.
The recently concluded general election in Uganda was the country’s 6th and was won by the incumbent President Y.K Museveni. His victory has been welcomed with mixed feelings across the country and the globe. Some congratulated an experienced leader whereas others expressed fury to an unfair leader.
Museveni’s close competitor Bobi Wine had earlier promised to concede but tables turned when his supporters alleged the ruling party of being fraudulent in the election.
The Electoral Commission is working tooth and nail to verify any flaws and keep the motion in steady flow with all parties on a leveled path.