The United States has said it will take action against anti-democratic forces and human rights abusers in Uganda following Thursday’s general elections in the country.
According to NAN, the US position came in a statement by the Department of State through its spokesperson, Ms Morgan Ortagus, on Saturday.
She called for independent investigations into the allegations, and urged the Ugandan government to hold accountable security agents responsible for violence and abuses.
The Ugandan people turned out to vote in multi-party national elections on January 14 despite an environment of intimidation and fear.
Earlier on Saturday, Uganda’s Electoral Commission declared long-time President Yoweri Museveni, winner of the disputed presidential election for a sixth term in office.