National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is scheduled address the country on Friday evening.
“Greetings fellow Ugandans. Today at 5PM, I will be addressing you live here on facebook,” he said in a brief Facebook post ahead of much awaited address.
President Museveni won a sixth term in office, fighting off a challenge by former singer Bobi Wine — who was just a child when Museveni came into power back in 1986.
Bobi Wine’s run drew many young Ugandans to pay attention to politics.
The Electoral Commission announced on Saturday that Museveni received 58% of the vote to 34% for Wine. Many Ugandans including Bobi Wine have alleged that the vote was rigged, as election officials face questions over how results were tallied amid an Internet blackout.
Ahead of election, government shut down social media outlets — including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter— in Uganda. It also sent military vehicles into the streets.
NUP leadership said it is preparing to challenge President Museveni’s election victory as it condemned what it called the house arrest of Bobi Wine and his wife.
Amid growing international concern about the conduct of the election, Bobi Wine said in an interview from his house, where he is surrounded by army and police, that he was “worried about my life and the life of my wife”.
In a generational clash watched across the African continent with a booming young population and a host of ageing leaders, the 38-year-old Bobi Wine, a singer turned lawmaker, posed arguably the greatest challenge yet to Museveni.