KAMPALA – Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, has vowed to take another course of action if police continue to block his consultative meetings.
Addressing journalists at the People Power offices in Kampala on Monday, Bobi Wine said whereas he has been obedient and followed the police directives on his meetings, the latter have continued to intercept him.
“I have been law-abiding but if they keep pushing us hard on the wall, we shall defy,” he said, adding: “I will call for the next course of action which will not necessarily be the normal procedure.”
His warning came after police blocked his meeting that had been scheduled to take place at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel in Rubaga, Kampala.
Bobi Wine had already received permission from the Electoral Commission to consult his supporters over his 2021 presidential bid.
But police said they cancelled Bobi Wine’s consultative meetings because he had not addressed the issues that were raised earlier.
“On January 31, 2020, the director operations AIGP Assuman Mugenyi wrote to remind Hon. Kyagulanyi Sentamu to submit the proposal agreed on with the electoral commission but this was not done,”Ms Polly Namaye, the deputy police spokesperson, said.
“The Police therefore still awaits the assurance that there shall be an effort to respect law and order by abiding with agreed-upon strategies in order to embark on the teams consultative meeting schedule,” she added.
On January 6, police blocked Bobi Wine’s consultative meeting in Gayaza, Kasangati Town Council, saying that the presidential hopeful had not fulfilled the requirements of the Public Order Management Act.