Uganda’s police raid workplaces of the president’s hopeful Bobi Wine

Wine, a musician who turned a lawmaker whose actual identify is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, met with different leaders of his Nationwide Unity Platform occasion as police swung in and cordoned off the realm.

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Armed police have “besieged” the marketing campaign’s headquarters for Bobi Wine, a pop star and politician searching for Uganda’s presidency within the 2021 election.

Police confiscated gadgets corresponding to safety cameras and provides of purple berets which are symbols of Win’s widespread marketing campaign, stated David Lewis Rubongoya, an official with the Wines occasion who was on the scene within the Ugandan capital Kampala on Wednesday.

“They’ve taken every part away,” he stated.

Wine and different occasion officers haven’t been arrested, he stated.

However in a Twitter submit, Wine reported that “comrades had been injured” after police raided his headquarters and seized paperwork and different gadgets.

The army and police simply looted our headquarters in Kamwokya. They broke into workplaces and took away helpful paperwork and different gadgets. Some comrades have been injured. The partnership between safety businesses forward of the election is stinking.

– BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) October 14, 2020

A police spokesman didn’t instantly reply to questions, however authorities usually accuse Wine and others within the opposition of obeying orders geared toward defending public peace.

Vin, who has been arrested many occasions lately, has captured the creativeness of many Ugandans along with his persistent requires President Yoweri Museveni to retire.

Museveni, 76, has dominated Uganda since taking energy in 1986.

Critics accuse him of trusting the armed forces to stay in energy. He is ready to search one other time period after the legislature voted to take away constitutional age limits for the presidency.

Museveni accuses Vin of inciting younger folks to riot and has accused that folks related to wine are “a misguided group utilized by some foreigners to destabilize” this East African nation that has by no means witnessed a peaceable switch of energy since independence from the British colonial model in 1962.

Supply: AP