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Democracy on trial: Uganda elections

Uganda is set to have its presidential elections on Thursday 14 2021. The leading candidates are Yoweri Kaguta Museveni 76 years and Robert Kyagulanyi AKA Bobi Wine 38 years. Musevi have been in power for 35 years and is running for his sixth time.

The campaign have been very intense amidst Covid 19. The opposition leader Bobi wine his supporters have been arrested on several occasions.

US on Wednesday withdrew its election observers after Musevi said they are to be observed in Africa and no US. In a tweet through his spokesman, Don Wanyama said " I don't remember when Uganda last sent election observers to the US." He also added there were observes from the African union and East African community.

On Wednesday Airtel Uganda information its customers that following a directive from Uganda communication commission, they suspended access and direct use of all social media platforms and online messaging applications, until further notice.

Bobi wine in a tweet said that conspiracy by the President and his biased electoral commission, have set a plot to rig election by completely shutting down the internet and all media censored platforms.

The US ambassador to Uganda Natille Brown said in a statement that without observers the election would lack accountability, transparency and confidence.

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