By Mbale Nakibuuka
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA) has joined National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine in rejecting the results of the January 14th presidential elections, which were announced by the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama on Thursday January 28th, putting President Yoweri Museveni in the lead.
According to Byabakama’s results, President elect Yoweri Museveni, of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) garnered 6,042,898 with 58.38% and was followed by Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine of NUP, who scored 3,631,437 with 35.08%.
However, like Bobi Wine who rejected the results and has since vowed to go to court to contest Museveni’s sixth term as president, Amuriat has also denounced Byabakama’s results as bogus.
Talking to the press about the Presidential election results, Amuriat, who emerged third after he scored 337,589, with 3.26%, said that; “I was jailed several times and paraded before court three times, I was beaten by the police, my campaign agents and supporters were beaten by the police, some were jailed, this is unacceptable.”
He added that; “Now that Byabakama has finished appeasing himself and appeasing his boss with his sham results, we are ready to announce the next step. We shall do that next week.”
However, it is not clear whether the police will allow Amuriat to go ahead with his purported ‘Plan B’.
This is because his colleague Bobi Wine has been under house arrest for over a week after police received intelligence that he was also planning to rally his supporters to stage protests across the country through unleashing what they termed as his ‘Plan B’ after rejecting the election results.
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