Uganda opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine arrested, according to party

Uganda opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine arrested according to party

"He was eventually safely delivered to his home", Enanga said in a joint statement issued by Uganda's security forces. Ugandan media reported Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was arrested in Kampala on 06 January as he tried to leave the city to have a meeting outside of the capital.

The youthful musician turned politician was violently arrested by dozens of armed police officers and whisked into an unknown destination in a police auto.

National Unity Party secretary general David Lewis Rubongoya told AFP that when Wine was taken home, "police, supported by the army, fired teargas to disperse supporters".

Addressing supporters at his home in Magere, Kasangati in Wakiso District where he was dumped by police after his nomination, Bobi Wine said that he was sprayed with pepper in his eyes that nearly made him blind while his fingers were also squeezed with pincers while in the police vehicle. Those who have hands, use them.

"I hereby declare Yoweri Museveni Tibuhaburwa Kaguta duly nominated candidate in respect to the presidential elections of 2021 having fulfilled the requirement as set out in the Presidential Elections Act 2005", said EC chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama.

These were the details of the news Uganda opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine arrested, according to party for this day.

Police spokesman Enanga said Amuriat had also planned a rally in defiance of police orders and was "safely transported" to submit his nomination papers to election officials.

On Tuesday he was cleared by the electoral commission to run for President.

"There's nobody who is going to disturb here".

"Well, we are soldiering on, we are trying to get to the nomination center, but every now and then the police stops us", he said.

Uganda has never witnessed a peaceful transfer of power since its independence from British colonial rule in 1962. "I am not holding a gun now, but no one has stronger military power than us, but we don't scare people". "We shall solve even the question of poverty among the 19% of our people still below the poverty line".

Wine has said that being "born hustling and born to hustling parents, raised in the ghettos", meant he could understand the struggles of ordinary, impoverished Ugandans, and he has repeatedly urged Museveni to retire. Wine also has a following among urban voters and the poor.

Wine got into his auto Tuesday morning, headed for the national electoral commission in Kampala.



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