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Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine says his home is 'under siege'

January 15, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Musician-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi (R), also known as Bobi Wine, poses for a photograph after casting his ballot during the presidential and parliamentary at a polling station in Magere, Uganda, on January 14, 2021. - Ugandans began voting in a tense election on January 14, 2021 under heavy security and an internet blackout as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni pursues a sixth term against a former pop star half his age. The internet went down on the eve of the vote, with some parts of the country reporting complete disruptions or significant slowdowns, after one of the most violent election campaigns in years. (Photo by SUMY SADURNI / AFP) (Photo by SUMY SADURNI/AFP via Getty Images)

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, says his home is "under siege" from military.

Johannesburg (CNN)Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, says his home is "under siege" from military.

In the morning Wine said he remained positive despite the "widespread fraud and violence experienced across the country" during Thursday's presidential elections, which took place under a complete internet shutdown.

The challenge now is for the country's electoral commission to "declare the will of the people," the hugely popular singer-turned politician wrote on Twitter as the votes are being counted.

He is being challenged by 10 opposition candidates, including Wine.

Museveni said in a CNN interview aired on Tuesday that he would "accept the results" if he lost.

Before casting his ballot on Thursday, Wine addressed the media and complained that the majority of his polling agents across the country have been prevented from observing the election by police.

Ugandan law guarantees that every candidate is allowed representation at polling locations.

Many polling stations were forced to use manual voting and checks after the biometric machines failed to register ballots because of the internet shutdown ordered by the government.

There were also reports of late delivery of voting material and insufficient material at numerous polling locations.

On Tuesday, two days ahead of the polls, internet service providers were ordered to block access to social media platforms.

In an address to the nation on the same day, Museveni confirmed that Facebook and other social media were blocked, accusing them of "arrogance. "

Uganda's Electoral Commission has said it will declare the winner within 48 hours after polls closed at 4 p. m. local time (8 a. m. ET).

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