Uganda Goes To The Polls Today 

Uganda, a landlocked country in East Africa starts voting today to select it president.

Ugandans are voting today thursday in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate as security forces try to stop supporters of leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine the young musician now turned politician, from monitoring polling stations.

Security forces have been deployed on the various street in Uganda to address any wrong doing.

There were delays in delivering polling materials to some stations including where Bobi Wine votes but as it stands , voting has commenced.

Bobi Wine who looks to become President of Uganda arrived at the place to vote as crowd around cheered him. After voting, he lifted his fist and smiled as he said he was confident of victory.

Internet connection in Uganda was shut down ahead of the election and amidst all these, Ugandans have come out in their numbers to vote indicating that this time they are determined to vote for someone they want.

Long term President Yoweri Museveni who has been president since 1986 seeks a sixth term and is challenged by nine others who are also seeking to be president of Uganda.

Bobi Wine whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has seen many associates jailed and others fled to hide.

Results are expected to be announced after 48 hours of election when polls close at 4pm.


Story by Biggsnews |

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