KARUMA – Police in Lira have on the evening of Wednesday, January 8, dumped Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, People Power spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi and several others at Karuma Bridge after blocking their planned consultative meeting in Lira Town.
Police shipped the Kyadondo East legislator and his team from Lira town where they were scheduled to hold a consultative meeting.
Bobi Wine and a number of his team members were forced to abandon their cars and were bundled up into a police car which drove them at breakneck speed before dumping them at Karuma Bridge between Nwoya District and Kiryandongo.
Bobi Wine, however, swears such incidents by police make him stronger as he sets his eyes on the presidency come 2021.
“Our determination to redeem our country only grows by the day! We are energised by the support of the people of Lira and all those we found along the way,” Bobi Wine said.
Bobi Wine’s third meeting was due to take place at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Lira Town.
Despite him and the team, saying that they had fulfilled the police guidelines, Lira DPC George Obia and Milton Odongo, the Lira RDC insisted that it would not take place.
The army and police deployed at Grand Pacific Hotel, blocking access to the hotel.
RDC Odongo denied the audience to the People Power team that had visited him at his office ahead of their consultative meeting. When Bobi Wine arrived shortly after, he was immediately arrested and driven in a convoy out of the district. He was arrested alongside Mr. Zaake, Mr. Ssenyonyi, and others. It was not immediately clear where he was being taken.
“Bobi Wine, Hon. Zaake Francis, Joel Ssenyonyi and other colleagues are in danger right now. Police, the military, and plain-clothed muscular goons carrying heavy sticks, sharp objects, paper spray ropes, and otherwise dangerous objects have surrounded their car in a remote area in Lira. All journalists and ordinary civilians have been sent away from the scene. Urgent help is needed,” People Power movement posted on their website.
Bobi Wine says he will head to the Electoral Commission’s head offices to demand answers about the continued blockage of these consultations.
“We are deliberate on exhausting all legal avenues! The election cycle has started. We are demanding a level playing field to take on Mr. Museveni,” he added.