US president Barrack Obama has thanked the American people for the renewed vote of confidence in his acceptance speech.
With results in from most states, America’s first black president has secured the 270 votes in the Electoral College needed to win the race
He has described his re-election as a re-affirmation of the belief the electorate has in their country and promised that the best is yet to come.
He has pledged to find a moment to sit with his rival Republican Mitt Romney, with whom he had a tough campaign to chart a way of working with him for the good of the country.
He reiterated the fact that the new term comes with more work, and urged the American people across all political divide to work together;
President Obama also took a moment to reflect on the institution of the family, thanking his own wife for the faith they have had in him and support rendered;
Mitt Romney conceded defeat in the just concluded US presidential elections saying he respects the decisions of Americans to re-elect Barrack Obama.
He said the country is at a critical point and leaders have to reach out to the people, beyond politics.
Obama won the hotly contested elections with 274 out of the required 270 electoral votes against Mitt Romney’s 2011 handing him four more years at the oval office.
Overall he won by 50% against Romney’s 49%. However, both tied in popular votes with 49%.
Obama won the key states of California, Illinois, Ohio, Minessota, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey While Romney won key states of Arizona, Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina.
The US Ambassador to Uganda Scott De Lisi has welcomed the news of President Obama’s victory, applauding the electoral process as largely fair.
Speaking to KFM’s Herbert Zziwa, he says the process was remarkable, adding that focus over the next 4 years will be kept on strengthening democracies in countries like Uganda and supporting activities for development;
Americans living in Uganda have welcomed the news of President Barrack Obama’s victory with excitement.
Several Americans gathered at the US embassy here in Kampala, from where they monitored the results come in.
A few that spoke to KFM’s Herbert Ziwa expressed confidence that the next 4 years, will bring better tidings to the American people.