Museveni sworn in for a sixth term as Uganda’s president

Madrid, May 12. (European Press) –

On Wednesday, Uganda’s president, Uganda, took the constitutional oath for his sixth chapter as president of the country, after winning the elections held in January, when the main candidate for the opposition, Robert Kiagolani, rejected his defeat. Report fraud.

Uganda’s Daily Monitor reports that the inauguration ceremony in the capital, Kampala, is taking place amid increased safety.

Among the presidents present in the law are the heads of Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Namibia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, who were received by Foreign Minister Henry Oreim. Okello, at Enterbbe Airport.

Museveni, in power since 1986, won more than 58 percent of the vote in the presidential election, after which an opponent known as Bobby Wayne denounced “complete electoral fraud”. The opponent denounced the findings in the Supreme Court, though he later withdrew the lawsuit.

Bobby Wayne, the famous singer and leader of the opposition National Unity Party, presented himself as the main challenger to Museveni, who won a sixth term after a series of constitutional changes to allow him to go to the polls.

The elections were held in a particularly tense context due to the growing crackdown on dissent and the killing of more than 50 people in November due to the security forces’ move against protesters after Kyogulani was arrested during an election event.

Museveni has been criticized by the international community for suppressing the protests and arresting Bobby Wayne and other members and supporters of the NUP, although the authorities have argued that they are taking action in line with the law and to ensure public order.

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