Uganda’s election commission has declared incumbent President Yoweri Museveni the winner of the country’s 2016 elections.

Museveni won with 60.7% of the votes while his closest competitor, opposition leader Kizza Besigye, had 35.3%, the commission said. The country had a voter turnout of 63%, according to the panel.

Museveni, 71, has been in office since his rebel group seized power in 1986.


  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    With the Boko Haram overunning of sixteen local government councils in Adamawa-Yobe and Borno states where president Ebele Jonathan declared state-of-emergency for the past one and half to two years,there is no positive impact of the state of emergency rule in those three Northern states.President Ebele Jonathan is just a president of Nigeria on paper not a physical,effective,capable and competent leader of Nigeria.In other climate Mr Ebele Jonathan would have long resigned from office,but in Nigeria the result is the selfish end-do or die.