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    Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine files election challenge in court

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine filed a legal challenge in the country's supreme court on Monday seeking cancellation of the results of last month's presidential election that handed victory to incumbent Yoweri Museveni, his party's lawyer said.
    Image source: Reuters
    Image source: Reuters

    The former guerrilla leader, who has led the east African country since 1986, was declared winner of the 14 January 2021 poll with 59% of the vote while Wine was given 35%.

    "We want the poll cancelled and repeated," said George Musisi, lawyer for Wine's National Unity Platform (NUP).

    Source: Reuters (Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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