I Will Accept Election Outcome; Uganda Is Not my House – PRESIDENT OF UGANDA, YOWERI MUSEVENI affirms
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has said he is ready to go home if he loses the highly presidential elections slated for tomorrow Thursday, January 14. Wax lyrical, the 76-year-old president assured the world if Ugandans prove they do not want him to solve their issues, he will go back to his home and do his own things. In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, January 12, Museveni also rubbished claims that homosexuals in Uganda were being persecuted or harassed for their sexual orientation. According to President Museveni, “ If I lost a fair election I would accept the results. Uganda is not my house. I’ll go to my house if I lose and do my own things if the people of Uganda don’t want me to help them with their issues,” Homosexuals are not new to Africa. But we have got a different view of them. We think they are deviants. They are not killed or harassed but we do not promote them. While maintaining his hard stance on homosexuality, he said they were not in any kind of danger but they were also not being promoted like what happens in the United States and other Western countries. “We do not agree with your western way of life of promoting homosexuality as an alternative way of life,” he made this known while being interviewed by CNN reporters. This came a day after his main opponent, MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine dismissed rumors spread by his political opponents about his sexual orientation. The aspirant also rubbished claims that he is being funded by homosexual groups. According to Bobi Wine, “I am married to a woman you all know, it is a shame, it is disrespectful and I feel insulted to be involved in the sex talk when we have few hours to elections, ” In 2014, Museveni signed into law a controversial law that made some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison.
On other news making rounds at this hour, Ugandan musician turned politician, Bobi Wine’s wife, Barbara was tortured and stripped in the presence of their son by some police officers before she was arrested. According to a video shared on Twitter by Anyamah Douglas, a Ugandan national, Barbara was seen being led away by some security officers. At one point, the woman was seen struggling with the police officers before she was stripped to her underwear in front of her son after being pushed to the floor. Her husband is currently hoping to unseat President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986, as Ugandans head to the polls on Thursday, January 14. Campaigning ahead of the election has been marred by brutal crackdowns on opposition rallies that have left scores dead and the repeated intimidation and arrest of some opposition candidates, their supporters and campaign staff. The opposition candidate earlier in the day claimed that the military raided his home.
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