Jerusalema Challenge with Museveni
Museveni dancing to a prominent South African jam titled Jerusalema. FILE PHOTO

Museveni rushed to social media to post a cartoon video of him dancing to a prominent South African jam titled Jerusalema.

Before the January 14 polls, the newly elected President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni Tibuhabulwa rushed to social media to post a cartoon video of him dancing to a prominent South African jam titled Jerusalema.

Above the video, the¬†president explained that he would have loved to dance to his ‘another rap’ song¬†but due to public demand during his campaign meetings, he was left with no choice.

“In several meetings with our youthful supporters, they have been asking me to do the #Jerusalemachallenge.¬†

When I consulted, I was told its a popular song by South African stars. Of course, I would have loved to dance to my own “Another Rap” but due to popular demand of the bazukulu, here is my animated version of the challenge,” Museveni tweeted a few days to the presidential elections.¬†

This, however, comes at a time when he was elected for his sixth term as president of Uganda. The Electoral Commission recently read out the final results from the presidential elections.

Justice Simon Byabakama the EC chairperson reaffirmed that Museveni scooped victory with 58.38% from 6,042,898 votes beating second-placed Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu with 35.08% from 3,631,437 votes.

Byabakama also mentioned that results from 83 polling stations with a total of 54,357 registered voters were not included in the final tally due to allegations of malpractice and vote-rigging. 

‚ÄúThe commission wishes to inform Ugandans that results from 83 polling stations with a total number of 54357 registered voters were not included in the final tally,‚ÄĚ part of Byabakama’s statement read announcing the incumbent as the new president for next five years.

The results, however, have since created debates among a big section of Ugandans including the National Unity Platform party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.  

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On Monday this week, Kyagulanyi through his lawyers petitioned the Supreme Court seeking to have reelection citing that the just concluded polls were marred with injustices and unfairness.

¬†“The election was invalid on grounds that it was not conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the provision of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, the Presidential Elections Act and the Electoral Commission Act,‚ÄĚ Kyagulanyi’s petition read in part.

The NUP leader also reminded the court of how he was stressed to strong brutality from the police while holding his campaigns. 

He disclosed that this denied him the opportunity of accessing several parts of the country unlike other candidates including NRM’s Museveni who was protected everywhere he held his rallies.

‚ÄúContrary to section 3 and 2 of the Presidential Elections Act, officers of the Uganda Police Force and the UPDF on several occasions and in several parts of the country prevented the petitioner from carrying out his nationwide consultations in preparation for his nomination as a presidential candidate,” Kyagulanyi’s letter added.

‚ÄúContrary to articles 1, 8A, 20(2), 28, 29,38 and 43 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda , the Presidential Elections Act and the Electoral Commission Act, through a press statement dated December 26,2020 the second respondent(Electoral Commission) arbitrarily, irrationally and indefinitely banned election campaign meetings in Kampala capital city, districts and cities of Jinja,Kabale, Kalungu, Masaka, Tororo, Luweero, Wakiso , greater Mukono,Mbarara, Kabarole, Kasese and Kazo thereby frustrating the petitioner‚Äôs right to associate, assemble and interface with the electorate.‚ÄĚ