The United States has said it will take action against election riggers in forms of anti-democratic forces and human rights abusers in Uganda following the country’s Thursday general elections.
Department of State through its spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus revealed the U.S stands on Saturday.
Ortagus noted that U.S government is “deeply troubled” by reports of “security force violence” and election irregularities before and during the polls.
She said, “The Ugandan people turned out to vote in multi-party national elections on Jan. 14 despite an environment of intimidation and fear.
“We are deeply troubled by the many credible reports of security force violence during the pre-election period and election irregularities during the polls.
“We strongly urge independent, credible, impartial, and thorough investigations into these reports and that those responsible be held accountable.”
Recall that on Saturday, Uganda’s Electoral Commission had declared long-time President Yoweri Museveni, winner of the disputed presidential election for a sixth term in office.
Museveni, 76 is said to have secured 58.64 per cent of the total votes to beat his main challenger, Bobi Wine with 35 per cent, according to the results.
However, the result and exercise has been marred by allegations of electoral misconduct by security forces.