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SHUTTING DOWN THE INTERNET SAVED UGANDA FROM RIOTS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY PEOPLE POWER KEYBOARD WARRIORS….#Museveni.
President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa aka Museveni has defended his government’s decision to shut down the internet, days before the January 14 general election.
In his petition filed on Monday this week, Kyagulanyi said Museveni was declared winner fraudulently after the Electoral Commission, Museveni himself and the Attorney General engaged in acts that offended the laws governing elections in Uganda.
Today, Museveni’s lawyers of K&K Advocates and Byenkya, Kihika & Co. Advocates filed their response to a presidential petition by Kyagulanyi seeking to overturn the victory of Museveni.
Museveni, said that it was important to shut down the internet because some people were hell-bent at using it to destabilize the country. He adds that switching off the internet did not affect any freedom and fairness during the election as it didn’t curtail the free flow of information to the electorate.