Yoweri Museveni has said there will be no violence after the national elections. The Ugandan president, who has been in power for 30 years, with some accusing him of being a dictator, also pointed out he was ready if there were any violent attempts.

The 18 February election has been marred by violence, with one opposition supporter killed in large protests in Kampala before the vote and several people injured in clashes.

However, the incumbent president said: "There will be no violence, if anybody tries to bring violence we shall just get him, put him in the deep freezer and he cools down until the blood pressure comes down. We are ready. The whole army is mobilised, the whole police force. Who will bring violence? There will be no violence I can tell you this."

Before the vote, Museveni's main opponent, Kizza Besigye, said he did not believe the elections would be free and fair. Besigye was detained by police before the vote and reports from the country suggest he has been arrested once again.

Both sides have accused each other of stoking tensions and provoking violence. Museveni came to power in 1986. Some in Uganda accuse him of not doing enough to tackle corruption.