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Uganda's Yoweri Museveni Declared Winner of Presidential Election

Billboards of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni who is running for his 6th presidential term are seen on a street in Kampala, Jan. 4, 2021.

Uganda's election commission Saturday declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the presidential election, extending his 35-year rule as his main rival alleged fraud and urged citizens to reject the result.

Museveni won 5.85 million votes, or 58.64% of the total, while main opposition candidate Bobi Wine won 3.48 million votes (34.83%), the electoral commission said in a televised news conference.