KAMPALA — National Unity Platform (NUP) President and Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine will on Friday November 6 launch his manifesto in Mbarara City, party Secretary General Lewis Rubongoya has announced.
Speaking to reporters at party headquarters in Kampala, Mr. Rubongoya said that that Party Flag bearer in the presidential race who is under house arrest will also officially open NUP offices in Western party of the country.
“On Friday this week, we will be launching our manifesto in Mbarara City. We will also officially open our regional office in Mbarara that day. We had planned to launch our manifesto here at NUP offices yesterday (Tuesday Nov. 3) but you saw what happened; how security operatives fired teargas and bullets at us,” Mr Rubongoya said.
The party secretary general also announced that Bobi Wine has since rejected government security given to him by Electoral Commission after his nomination accusing him of double standards.
“On that note, our president (Bobi) has rejected the security team given to him the Electoral Commission. Those people who were supposed to protect him were instead the ones helping their colleagues (security operatives) to arrest him at Kyambogo after nomination,” Rubongoya added.
Security forces on Tuesday foiled Bobi Wine’s plan to launch his manifesto at NUP offices in Kamwokya after they detained him at his home.
They also fired teargas and live bullets at his supporters in an incident where party members and supporters including Bobi Wine were injured and are currently undergoing treatment in different hospitals across the country.