NEWS– The United States has called for an audit of last Thursday’s presidential and parliamentary elections, citing “credible reports” of pre-election violence and election irregularities.
The Electoral Commission (EC) on Saturday declared President Museveni, who was the flag bearer of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), winner with 58.6 per cent of valid votes cast.
Voting and result tallying happened in largely information black-hole after the State shut down the Internet alongside blocking mobile money transactions.
In a statement issued on Sunday, US Department of State spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said: “We are deeply troubled by the many credible reports of security force violence during the pre-election period and election irregularities during the polls. We strongly urge independent, credible, impartial and thorough investigations into these reports and that those responsible be held accountable.”
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