TORORO — Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, a presidential candidate of the National Unity Platform (NUP) is today, Tuesday November 17, expected to campaign in Butaleja, Tororo and Busia — eastern part of the country
Mr. Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine on who was in Busoga pulled out huge crowds in Mayuge, Iganga and Bugiri amid a cocktail of security.
Bobi Wine failed to address his planned rally as Police in Bugiri District led by former Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Frank Mwesigwa fired teargas at journalists as they disperse Bobi Wine supporters.
Bobi Wine was on Monday supposed to hold his last rally in Bugiri.
But Mwesigwa, a former IGP Kale Kayihura yellow boy and one of the best trained Counter Terrorism officers in the country who was dropped in 2018 and replaced by Moses Kafeero as Kampala Metropolitan Police Area commander used excessive to disperse the gathering.
“Today [Monday] after we received a massive welcome from the people of Mayuge and Iganga, a one Frank Mwesigwa (yes, that one) decided to illegally block our scheduled campaign meeting in Bugiri, Bobi Wine said.
“He ordered the visibly hungry and miserable police officers and UPDF soldiers to tear gas and beat innocent citizens. Many people who were already at the venue of our meeting were arrested while many were wounded.
“We continue to put these brutal officers on notice. There will be a time when you will personally answer for all these crimes that you are committing in the name of maintaining [President] Museveni’s life presidency” he added.
Whereas, he didn’t address the people of Bugiri, Bobi Wine said the welcome his team received from the was satisfying enough.
“They can do whatever but the revolution is resistable”.
Bobi’s first week of campaigning ended on Sunday with un-pleasant events in Sironko and Mbale where Police knocked his car and shot one supporter dead.
In Mbale, a number of journalists and bloggers were forced by military and police to delete their footage as Military unleashed violence on NUP supporters.
The journalists had gathered footage of military and police’s brutal conduct on Bobi Wine and his supporters — forcing them to delete the footage and also threatened to beat them up if they continued filming.
Bobi Wine is in a presidential race with the longest serving president in Uganda, G. Yoweri Museveni, 76, who has been in power long before the Berlin Wall fell.