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Today Uganda decides……President Museveni is one of the longest-serving presidents in Africa. He and his National Resistance Movement came to power in 1986 at the end of a five-year war, and have led Uganda ever since.

His supporters praise him for bringing relative peace and prosperity to the country, and in particular for his policies on health.

He helped limit the spread of HIV, and more recently his harsh lockdown which closed schools and business, banned vehicle movement and imposed mandatory public mask use in May is credited with tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

As the country votes today heavy military presence has been deployed in Kampala all social media platforms have been shut down.

Being one of the longest serving presidents in Africa, Museveni is seeking for a sixth term in office.

He faces competition from 10 other challengers, 6 of the challengers are running on independent tickets.

The main challenger to Museveni in this election is 38 year old musician turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine.

Bobi Wine has been arrested several times since he became involved in politics.

Uganda decides.

On Tuesday 12th January 2021, he was forced to prematurely cut short his interview with a Kenya’s Hot 96 Fm after his home in Kampala was raided by Ugandan military police.

About 18.1 million Ugandans have registered to vote.

Will Museveni accept a Bobi wine win?

To win the elections, 50% plus 1votes will be needed for a candidate to avoid a run-off election.

Watch the live coverage below.

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