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Uganda election: Museveni issues strong warning against violence

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Ugandan President, Kaguta Museveni has issued strong warning against violence over the forthcoming elections in the country, while urged Ugandans to go out and exercise their votes.

He made this known while addressing the nation on Wednesday, President Museveni said campaigns have now come to an end the voting is the day after tomorrow, calling upon all registered voters to come out and vote.

According to him, “I held a security meeting with the Head of the Forces. Go out and vote they will protect you. Let none intimidate you. keep peace is a duty it’s not a favour. The security forces will keep order. do not be tempted to break the law”.

He warned against electoral fraud. “Please do not try to cheat. I am glad the Electoral Commission has brought a system which is a cheat-proof system using one’s fingerprint.

Therefore, the President appealed to the Uganda Electoral Commission not to allow voting where the thumbprint is not working. “Anybody who tries to cheat we shall go for person.

“We have discussed with the security forces. Please let the people of Uganda vote the way they feel. President Museveni added that according to a recently released by Bloomberg report, Uganda is ranked number five amongst the best performing economies globally.

“Go out and vote no one will intimidate you. We have peace in our country and that will not be interfered with. I wish you all a peaceful election period. He apologized for the shutdown of the social media platform. “We cannot tolerate this arrogance of anybody coming to decide for us who is good and who is bad”.






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