“It was painful to see MTV was being used to sanitize the oppressive regime here in Uganda,” stated presidential candidate Bobi Wine throughout a information convention Thursday. “I am glad MTV is also seeing it and acting in respect of all the rights of artists. It would be such a shame for the MTV Music Awards to be held in Uganda under gunpoint.”
MTV Base didn’t give a motive for the postponement. When requested whether or not the choice had something to do with the alleged human rights abuses, a communications director at Viacom, MTV’s mum or dad firm, stated “we have nothing further to add.”
Before Thursday’s information convention, Wine’s authorized crew issued a 50-page report collating allegations of obvious abuses, human rights violations, and irregularities regarding the nationwide elections on January 14.
Wine — whose actual title is Robert Kyagulanyi — has repeatedly stated his crew would launch proof of his claims of ballot-stuffing, navy coercion of voters, and unlawful casting of votes.
Wine’s US authorized consultant, Bruce Afran, wrote that Wine’s social gathering, the National Unity Platform, was unable to show extra votes at polling stations as a result of they are saying their knowledge and laptops had been confiscated in a raid on their social gathering headquarters.
Uganda’s longtime chief, President Yoweri Museveni, was declared the winner for a document sixth time period, amid an web blackout and allegations of abuse.
In an tackle to the nation days after being declared winner, Museveni dismissed allegations of vote-rigging, saying “this was the most peaceful election Uganda has ever held since independence from Britain in 1962.”
Wine’s authorized crew claims that the Electoral Commission’s closing report on the end result of the election, which exhibits 100% voting returns for Museveni in a whole bunch of districts and close to 100% in a whole bunch extra, exhibits a “clear pattern” of falsified voting.
Wine stated the report was despatched on Thursday to the European Union, the European Council, the United States Department of State, and the overseas ministries of a number of international locations, together with the UK, France, and Australia.
CNN has contacted Museveni’s workplace for touch upon the 50-page report and MTV’s postponement.