The US State Division stated Saturday it’s “deeply troubled” by stories of violence and irregularities surrounding Uganda’s presidential election, which noticed Yoweri Museveni win a sixth time period in workplace.
“The Ugandan individuals turned out to vote in multiparty nationwide elections on January 14 regardless of an setting of intimidation and concern,” division spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus stated in an announcement.
“We’re deeply troubled by the numerous credible stories of safety pressure violence in the course of the pre-election interval and election irregularities in the course of the polls,” she stated.
Museveni prolonged his 35-year rule after an election which his foremost rival stated was marred by fraud.
He was accused of crushing the opposition and media forward of one of the vital violent election campaigns lately, which noticed the deaths of at the least 54 individuals.
Ortagus referred to as for “unbiased, credible, neutral and thorough investigations” into the stories of violence and fraud, and for these accountable to face justice.
She condemned assaults on political candidates, and stated the State Division is “gravely involved by harassment of and continued threats to civil society.”
Museveni gained with 58.6 per cent of the vote, seeing off a stiff battle from former ragga singer Bobi Wine.
Wine was below heavy guard at his residence on the outskirts of Kampala because the outcomes have been introduced, along with his social gathering saying he was below “efficient home arrest.”
The federal government stated it was merely offering him with safety.