Musician-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, has claimed victory in the Uganda presidential elections. He rejected the ongoing poll results, which show that Yoweri Museveni is in the lead.
Bobi Wine said that he feared for his life. Several soldiers had surrounded his home on Friday evening after he accused the press of fraud.
Yoweri Museveni is seeking a sixth term in office after ruling the country for approximately four decades. Currently, he is 76 years old. Bobi Wine is his biggest rival in the presidential elections.
Three days into the vote counting, the internet in Uganda has remained down. As the results continued to trickle in, Bobi Wine held a press conference at his home. He claimed that some soldiers had jumped the perimeter fence of his compound. They allegedly beat up his security guards and took up positions around his house.
“The soldiers jumped over my fence. They came inside my compound. They are here right now. I don’t know why the soldiers here. But I imagine they are here to harm me. I feel threatened,” Bobi Wine said.
Bobi Wine also said he was confident that he had defeated ‘the dictator’ by far. He called upon all Ugandans to reject blackmail. He also noted that the current declarations on election results were a sham.