Longtime Ugandan leader Youeri Museveni has been declared the winner of a record sixth term, amid an internet eclipse and allegations of forgery.
“Election campaigns in Uganda have been marred by harassment of opposition candidates, campaign staff and supporters; repression of the media and the activities of civil society organizations; and internet shutdowns across the country before, during and after election day,”
Speaking through one of his associates, Wine said he had run out of food and that Brown was unable to leave any with him.
Wine dismissed Saturday’s election results, saying there was evidence of fraud and intimidation. He did not provide details of this alleged evidence, saying his team would share it when the communication lines were restored.
“Natalie to doubt that the election will not be ‘credible’ just because the US embassy has voluntarily withdrawn from observation is a pointless shooting,” he said in an article he posted on his Twitter page.
“At the moment, Natalie must be the last person to give unqualified lectures on the integrity of elections.”
The United States has decided not to observe the election due to the decision of the election commission to refuse more than three quarters of its requests for accreditation, Brown said in a statement on Wednesday, the day before the election.
The embassy called on the Museveni government to respect the “human rights and fundamental freedoms” of its citizens and to “respect international human rights standards”.