US has no right to 'lecture' Uganda over elections

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

The US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures" to Uganda about its elections, Ugandan government spokesman Ofwono Opondo has been quoted by the state-linked New Vision as saying.

His comments came after the US said it was considering "targeted options" following elections in Uganda that were marred by "irregularities" and "abuses" by the security forces.

In his response, Mr Opondo said the government would await official communication from the US government.

"In the meantime, the US government better fix its own elections where, according to President Donald Trump, even the dead voted and Joe Biden is in office through fraud and so they should be the last to give lectures,” Mr Ofwono was quoted as saying. 


Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni - who has been in power since 1986 - was declared the winner of January's election. His main challenger Bobi Wine said the poll was rigged, but dropped plans to challenge the result in court.

Official results showed that Mr Museveni obtained 59% of the vote compared with the 35% of Bobi Wine.

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