Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has hailed the leader of National Unity Platform (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi for challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s election victory in court rather than leading protests in the country.
Addressing the media at the party headquarters in Kampala on Wednesday, Sharon Arach, the party’s spokesperson said Kyagulanyi did the right thing which is allowed constitutionally; to go to court if he feels cheated during the just concluded elections.
The Electoral Commission declared Museveni the winner after he garnered 58.6% of the total votes while Kyagulanyi managed 35.8% in the January 14 polls.
UPC also raised concern about whether the government will test children for Coronavirus after Cabinet decided to allow schools to reopen for students of all classes.
They emphasized that the government must test the pupils to avoid the spread of the deadly virus that has so far claimed the lives of 325 Ugandans.
The party also asked the government to ensure that quality teachers are the ones teaching pupils after the majority of them left the profession in search of alternative sources of income following the closure of schools.