by elite news desk kampala
The Electoral Commission (EC) has finally presented the final results for the 2021 Presidential Elections.
The incumbent, Yoweri Museveni, maintains his win with 58.38% followed by National Unity Platform’s Kyagulangi Robert Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine with 35.08% and FDC’s Patrick Amuriat who obtained 3.26%.
While announcing the results, the E.C Chairman, Byabakama, noted that results from 83 polling stations with a total of 54, 357 registered voters were not included in the final tally due to allegations of ballot stuffing, grabbing of polling Materials during the polling process, missing Declaration of Results (DR) forms and where total votes cast exceeded the number of registered voters, as well as hooliganism.
The EC conducted Presidential Elections on Thursday 14th January 2021. By law, the results for Presidential Elections must be declared within 48 hours from the closure of polls.bit.ly/beetingoffersug
The polls closed at 4:00pm on Thursday 14th January and the forty-eight hours expired at 4:00pm on Saturday 16th January 2021.
Byabakama affirmed that the provisional results of the Presidential Elections were announced cumulatively in the order in which they were being received, leading to a declaration by the E.C, based on the total number of thirty-three thousand four hundred and sixty-one (33,461) polling stations, which had been duly received and verified before the expiry of the 48 hours.
Statistically, these stations accounted for 96.47% of the total number of polling stations (34,684) across the country.
The declaration was disputed by losing opposition politicians who cried foul, but Byabakama argued that the sum met the legal requirements of Section 57(4) of the Presidential Elections Act, which provides that a candidate shall be declared as President if he/she has obtained more than fifty percent (50%) of the valid votes cast at the election.
Yoweri Museveni, the candidate who was declared as winner, obtained more than 50% of the total votes cast at the election.bit.ly/beetingoffersug
Byabakama explained that the Commission considered the fact that the difference in votes obtained by the leading candidate and first runner up would not have a significant effect on the final results even if all the voters from the remaining one thousand two hundred and twenty-three (1,223) polling stations, totalling to six hundred ninety-four thousand two hundred and twenty-nine (694,229) voters were added to the first runner up (Bobi Wine).
The Electoral Commission has since received and tallied the results of the remaining polling stations.but the distracts performance have not been indicated.
Accordingly, the final summary of Presidential Elections Results is as follows:
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