KAMPALA — National Unity Platform President and flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been arrested shortly after his nomination.
Bobi Wine’s car window was broken before he was pulled out and bundle into a waiting black van.
Earlier, the Electoral Commission had cleared him to compete in 2021 presidential elections after filling the nomination requirements.
At 10:43 am Tuesday, flanked by his wife and other party officials including Members of Parliament allowed at the presidential nomination venue, Bobi Wine arrived at Kyambogo Cricket grounds amid a cocktail of security.
On streets and roads leading to the nomination grounds, songs of praise for Bobi Wine blared through speakers and were danced to by his supporters, wearing red T-shirts.
After going through his documents for verification and reading him the electoral rules, Electoral Commission Chairman Simon Byabakama declared Bobi Wine a candidate for the forthcoming elections.
“I Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon being the returning officer for the nomination Presidential candidates, hereby declare that Robert Kyagulanyi, a duly nominated candidate, in respect of the Presidential elections 2021,” he said.
In his maiden speech, Bobi Wine warned the incumbent president and the electoral commission not to play with the electoral results.