February 20, 2011 / 11:39 AM / 8 years ago

Ugandan opposition rejects poll results

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda’s opposition leader rejected on Sunday provisional presidential poll results that showed incumbent President Yoweri Museveni cruising to a landslide win, calling the vote a sham.

Kizza Besigye said huge sums had been used to buy votes and to bribe polling agents, candidates in the simultaneous parliamentary election, and electoral officials.

“An election conducted in this environment cannot reflect the will of the people. We therefore ... reject the outcome of the election and reject the leadership of Mr Yoweri Museveni,” Besigye told a news conference.

Reporting by Njuwa Maina; editing by Richard Lough

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