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Elections: Ugandan leader predicts 80% win

21 December 2015, 14:31

Mbale – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has predicted that he will win 80% of the votes during the elections set for February 18, reports the Daily Monitor.

Also read: Uganda polls: I can't speculate my chances of winning, says Museveni

Museveni said this in response to an opinion poll conducted by the Daily Monitor and  a research and consulting firm from Kenya, Infotrak. According to the poll, Museveni would have won by 60 votes had the elections been conducted between December 6.

The poll showed that Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer, Kizza Besigye would have come second.

The results also showed that Ugandans were still undecided about Go Forward candidate, Amama Mbabazi.

But Museveni rejected the opinion poll results.

“The NRM will get 80% because we were getting 75% in 1996, 70% [in 2001], we went to 59% [2001], and [in 2011] we were back to almost 70%. That was before our programme was on the ground. This electricity I am talking about was not on the ground. There was still insecurity. By 2006, security had come,” Museveni was quoted as saying.

This was despite the fact that just over a week ago, Museveni told a press briefing that he was unable to speculate about his chances of winning against Besigye and Mbabazi.

- News24


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