Museveni was contesting with 10 other candidates in the race for the country's top office. According to declared results by EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, Museveni won the with 5,851,037 votes (58.64 per cent).
The European Union Head of Delegation Ambassador Attilio Pacifici at the National Tally Centre in Kyambogo. Photo by Olive Nakatudde
The Electoral Commission (EC) on Saturday declared Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the winner
of January 14, presidential election. The win secured Musevenu his sixth
term as President of Uganda.
Museveni was contesting with 10
other candidates in the race for the country's top office. According to declared results by EC
Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, Museveni won the with 5,851,037 votes
(58.64 per cent).
Museveni's closest competitor,
National Unity Platform's -NUP Robert Kyagulanyi garnered 3,475,298 votes
(34.83 per cent), followed by Forum for Democratic Change's -FDC Patrick
Oboi Amuriat with 323,536 votes (3.24 per cent), Alliance for National
Transformation-ANT candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu 65,334 votes (0.65 per cent),
Democratic Party candidate Norbert Mao with 55,665 votes (0.56 per cent) and
The others are independent
candidates Gen. Henry Tumukunde with 50,141 votes (0.5 per cent), Joseph
Kabuleta 44,300 votes (0.44 percent), Nancy Kalembe 37,469 votes (0.38 per cent), John Katumba 35,983 votes (0.36 per cent), Fred Mwesigye 24,673 votes
(0.25 percent) and Willy Mayambala 14,657 votes (0.15 per cent).
The declared results by the
electoral body indicate that out of the registered 18,103,603 voters
across the country, 10,359,479 people cast their vote and 9,978,093 of these
were counted as valid votes. This means that 381,386 were invalid.
The country has a total of 34,684
polling stations and the declared results are from 33,427 polling stations. Votes
from 1,257 polling stations across the country were not included in the
presidential results. Some of the affected polling stations are Wakiso (271),
Kampala (50), Mukono (81), Bunyangabu (87) and others.
The event at which the results were
released at the National Tally Centre in Kyambogo was attended by several
dignitaries including diplomats, election observers, security officials,
journalists and others. Uganda Radio Network-URN now brings
you picture the event.