Ugandan presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been arrested by police while on the campaign trail.
The opposition lawmaker was arrested in Luuka distrct, east of the country, at the venue of a rally, according local media.
His twitter account handled by his aides also confirmed the arrest saying “Police under the command of Mwesigwa Frank of counter terrorism police has violently broken into Hon Kyagulanyi’s car and arrested him at Luuka District headquarter grounds.”
Police under the command of Mwesigwa Frank of counter terrorism police has violently broken into Hon Kyagulanyi’s car and arrested him at Luuka District headquarter grounds.
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) November 18, 2020
According to the Police in Uganda, Bobi Wine violated Covid-19 safety measures on public gatherings.
The police said he didn’t comply with the guidelines given by the electoral commission, local media reported.
A twitter user shared video of moment the police stopped Bobi Wine on the campaign trail.
COVID19 is political in Uganda. It’s used by the M7 junta to justify unleashing all sorts of brutality on those who don’t support him.
Yesterday but one, a policer officer deliberately knocked a child as seen below, and knocked several others.#StopPoliceBrutalityinuganda pic.twitter.com/FD3hu3V4eg
— Kakeeto James (@james_kakeeto) November 18, 2020
Ugandans will vote in a general election on January 14, 201 to elect a president and members of parliament.
Bobi Wine is presidential candidate of the National Unity Platform (NUP).
VIDEO: Police fire teargas to disperse @HEBobiwine supporters at Nalufenya police post in Jinja District where he’s being detained after his arrest in Luuka District
?Derrick Wandera#MonitorUpdates #UGDecides2021 pic.twitter.com/J5bmwGo8mS
— Daily Monitor (@DailyMonitor) November 18, 2020