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Uganda Election: Museveni takes early lead in vote count

By Mutala Yakubu
President Yoweri Museveni is seeking a sixth term
President Yoweri Museveni is seeking a sixth term
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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has taken a significant early lead in the presidential race according to preliminary results released by the electoral commission on Friday morning.

Mr Museveni has garnered 1,536,205 votes (65.02%), while his main rival Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has 647,146 votes (27.39%) from 8,310 polling stations.

The country has a total of 34, 684 polling stations.

Full results are not expected till Saturday.

Bobi Wine has alleged there was widespread fraud and violence during Thursday's poll but gave no details of his accusations.

Uganda's government has described the election as peaceful.

Source: BBC