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Museveni Is President-Elect

President Yoweri Museveni

Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has been declared winner of the 2021 Presidential Election, beating his closest rival Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine of the National Unity Platform (NUP) with 2.4 Million votes, according to the final results announced on Saturday evening by Justice Simon Byabakama- Mugenyi, the Chairperson Electoral Commission (EC).

Justice Byabakama- Mugenyi declared Yoweri Kaguta Museveni winner at 3:45PM with 5.8 Million votes, translating into 58.6 percent of the total 9.9 Million valid vote cast.

Meanwhile Kyagulanyi garnered 3.4 Million votes, representing 34.8 percent of vote cast.

Patrick Amuriat Oboi, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party presidential candidate came third after polling 323,536 votes followed by Mugisha Muntu of Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) with 65,334 votes.

Norbert Mao, the Democratic Party presidential candidate is fifth with 55,665 votes (representing 3.4 percent) followed by the former Security Minister Henry Tumukunde who polled 50,144 (0.50 percent).

Others are Joseph Kabuleta Kizza (Independent) who garnered 44,300 votes,

Nancy Linda Kalembe, the only female candidate in the presidential race (37,469), John Katumba (35,983), and Fred Mwesigye (24,673).

Willy Mayambala came last in the race after polling just 14,657 votes.

The Electoral Commission (EC) said they have received results from 34,684 polling stations spread out across the country.

According to Byabakama, the votes tallied translates into 100 percent of the total vote cast.

Figures provided by the Electoral Commission (EC) indicate that a total of 10.5 Million registered voters participated in the 2021 Presidential Election, representing 57.2 percent of the total registered voters. Out of the over 10 Million voters who cast their ballots, 9.978 Million were valid votes.

Meanwhile 381,368 (representing 3.6 precent) were invalid votes.

Uganda has 18.1 Million registered voters, according to figures provided by the Electoral Commission (EC).

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