Uganda overwhelmingly elect Ghetto president
His Excellency Ghetto President as he is also referred beat his four challengers hands down.
Bobi Wine as he is popularly known by his stage name is a Ugandan musician and Afrobeats star won a by-election in Kyadondo East in central Uganda.
His Excellency Ghetto President as he is also referred was running as an independent candidate, and easily beat his four challengers by garnering 25,659 votes of 33,310 cast, according to Ugandan newspaper, New Vision.
"The first thing I want to do is to reconcile the leaders of Kyadondo East," honorable Kyagulanyi said after being declared victor."I want politics to bring us together…just like music does”. He added.
Even before the final results were announced, his supporters flooded the streets to celebrate his big win.
Pictures of his supporter are doing somersaults and gymnastics on the streets of Uganda quickly went viral on the internet.
Among the first people to congratulate the musician on his big win was human rights activist and controversial Makerere university lecturer, Dr Stella Nyanzi who took to social media to heap praises on him.
Kizza Besigye whose Forum for Democratic Change (FDC's) candidate Apollo Kantinti a fierce rival of Wine's lost also took time to congratulate him.
The seat was declared vacant last year after a court nullified the victory of the then sitting MP citing electoral irregularities by the Electoral Commission
As a first-timer in elective politics, Bobi Wine had in the run-up to election day expressed confidence that he would rise to the occasion and dutifully represent the interest of the people of Kyadondo East.
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