2011-02-18 15:22:39

Divided opposition points to Museveni victory in Uganda

Ugandans vote in an election on Friday expected to hand President Yoweri Museveni a fourth term in office but which has been marred by allegations of corruption and fraud.

Opposition front-runner Kizza Besigye, who has twice tried and failed to beat Museveni at the ballot box, has called for an Egypt-style uprising if the poll is deemed rigged, and plans to release his own tally of results alongside the official vote count.

The Bishops of East Africa's third largest economy have called for calm ahead of the vote underling the national motto “For God and for Country”, and noting that violence is in no-one’s best interest.

Ugandan native John Baptist Tumusiime is a journalist with Vatican Radio’s Africa section. He says a divided opposition will likely hand Museveni victory and explains why an uprising similar to those taking place north of the Sahara are unlikely in Uganda. Listen: RealAudioMP3

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