NUP Presidential candidate in the recent general elections Bobi Wine has accused Nation Media, the parent company of NBS Television of conspiring against him to demoralize his supporters.
Bobi Wine claims the media company worked with the current NRM government, the eventual winners of the presidential election, by putting out what he termed as false election results.
In a letter to the company chief executive which he later shared on social media, Bobi Wine said he was attributed false results by NBS TV, “moreover from an unknown source which did not match with the relevant Declaration of Results forms.”
“Throughout the broadcast, the station relayed altered results from presumed strongholds of Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa, the purported winner of the elections, hence creating the false impression that I was losing to him ab initio. NBS lied to the nation that the results being relayed were coming from districts, some of which had not even finished tallying results by the rime of the broadcast,” Bobi Wine claimed in the letter.
He however, insists that he won the election and his victory was snatched “because the entire electoral process was neither free nor fair.”
The media house’s actions Bobi Wine claims were intended at “putting down the spirits of the citizens who braved the sun and rain to vote for change.”
He called on the company to “reflect deeply on your actions and apologise to the people of Uganda.”
Next Media were yet to publicly speak out on the accusations leveled by the NUP candidate.
However, some of the company employees came out to slam Bobi Wine for the manner in which he handled this concerns
There is a letter to a CEO on social media. Now social media the CEO or not? I thought a letter to a CEO would be delivered to his office and things go on neatly. But what I see here leaves me asking so many questions that I have no answers for. Naye ki Uganda Kinyuma.
— Samson Kasumba-Mulun (@SamsonKasumba) January 31, 2021
Others accused Bobi Wine of picking the wrong target for his rant
How were the media houses like @nbstv responsible about the 6Million people’s decision???? Respect the choice of Ugandans than imposing
— Raisha Barbie (@RaishaBarbie01) January 31, 2021
This doesn’t advance any conceivable strategic goal, you should learn to disagree respectively and secure change through engagement and pursuasive arguments as opposed to amateur theatrics that you are employing right now.
— Manzi Karugaba (@ManziKarugaba) January 31, 2021
Bobi Wine is expected early next week to file an election petition before the Supreme Court challenging the election results.
Although the deadline for filing the petition expired today, the Judiciary implied on Saturday that it would allow the NUP team to file the case on Monday.