In the latest announcement of results, National Resistance Movement (NRM) party presidential candidate Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s percentage lead significantly dwindled from 61.98 to 58.83 percent.
This is the first time incumbent president Museveni’s percentage vote count fell below 60 percent since tallying commenced Thursday at the national tally centre in Kyambogo, Kampala.
However, should Mr. Museveni maintain a lead above 50 percent, he stands a chance to win and extend his rule to 40 years.
According to the country’s electoral commission’s provisional results, Mr. Museveni is pacing on with 5,303,831 votes of the 9,100,865 valid votes in.
2021 Presidential election provisional results from 30,098/34,684 polling stations received so far (86.78%) released January 16, 9:20am
|Presidential Candidate||Candidate’s Party||Cumulative vote tally||Percentage (%)|
|Amuriat Oboi Patrick||Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)||296,645||3.29|
|Kabuleta Kiiza Joseph||Independent||39,802||0.44|
|Kalembe Nancy Linda||Independent||33,129||0.37|
|Kyagulanyi S Robert aka Bobi Wine||National Unity Platform (NUP)||3,119,965||34.62|
|Nobert Mao||Democratic Party (DP)||49,904||0.55|
|Mugisha Muntu G||Alliance for National Transformation (ANT)||59,505||0.66|
|Tumukunde Henry K||Independent||44,427||0.49|
|Museveni T Kaguta||National Resistance Movement (NRM)||5,303,831||58.83|
|Valid votes in||9,100,865|
|Invalid Votes||336,447||3.6% of votes cast|
|Number of votes||9,347,312||51.63 of registered voters|
|Total Number of registered voters||18,103,603|
*Accurate as per January 16, 2021 (9:25 am Local EAT) with the next batch of provisional results set to be released by the Electoral Commission on January 16, 2021 (11:30 am Local EAT)
Constitutionally, the president-elect should be declared within 48 hours from the time polls closed, Thursday 4 pm.