National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has appealed to his supporters to remain calm as his party prepares to officially challenge the results of last week’s presidential elections in courts of law.
Bobi Wine, who lost the election to President Museveni has remained locked up in his house in Magere amid concerns from security that he plans to mobilize his supporters to cause mayhem in Kampala.
However, in a brief statement which was published through his party, Bobi Wine cautioned his followers against any form of violence in the wake of the election.
“I therefore take this painful but nonetheless inevitable leadership decision of urging you to desist from any form of violence as we prepare to challenge the election outcome and its glaring imperfections through the courts of law for the sake of our long-term victory & for Uganda,” he said.
Bobi Wine also thanked supporters who contributed towards the success of their campaigns and monitoring of their elections in the process.
“The efforts of our fundraising team, our diaspora team, the Catholic Church and the people of Buganda cannot go un-thanked.”
Bobi Wine maintains that the Thursday election in which he scored 34.8% of the vote against Yoweri Museveni’s 58.6% was not free and fair.
Immediately after the release of the results he dismissed the election as rigged.