2021 Election Watch

Bobi Wine in bitter war with NBS TV for conspiring with Museveni’s regime to rig votes

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The National Unity Platform (NUP) Party leader and Former Presidential candidate Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has written a protest letter to NBS TV expressing his disappointment in the media house for siding with the ruling government to rig the recently concluded presidential elections.

In his letter addressed to Mr. Kin Kariisa the C.E.O Next Media Services Kyagulayi alleges that NBS made biased election day reporting against him on the evening of 14th January 2021.

Bobi WIne points out that NMBS during its live coverage of the 14 January, 2021 election attributed to him to obtaining results he claim were false results from an unknown source which did not match with the relevant vote count on the declaration of result forms his agents received.

“Throughout the broadcast, the station relayed altered results from presumed strongholds of Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa, the purported  winner of the elections, hence creating the false impression that I was losing to him ab irutio,” reads the letter to Kariisa in part.

“NBS lied to the nation that the results being relayed were coming from districts, some of which had not even finished tallying results by the time of the broadcast. Every sensible citizen could see that there was a deliberate ploy to create the impression that Gen Museveni was in an early lead, hence putting down the spirits of the citizens who braved the sun and rain to vote for change.”

Bobi Wine further noted that it was unfortunate that Kariisa used his station to conspire with the regime in order to defeat the will of the people of Uganda.

“You will recall that in many countries, corporations like yours have chosen to side with regies in power against the people in situations of great moral conflict. Whether they do it for material gain or other considerations, they never escape the consequences of their depravity. I hope you will reflect deeply on your actions and apologise to the people of Uganda,” the former Kyadondo East legislator warned Kariisa.

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