Uganda Police have arrested Kyadondo East MP and People Power movement leader, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine and several leaders of the group this morning.
The police fired teargas and live bullets to disrupt a consultative meeting that was organised by Bobi Wine and scheduled to take place at Our Lady of Good Counsel Secondary School, Gayaza in Kyadondo East. Bobi Wine is the area member of Parliament.
Bobi Wine and his team have been detained at Kasangati Police station.
The Gayaza meeting was part of Bobi Wine’s nationwide consultation phase where he intends to inform the electorate about his manifesto ahead of the 2021 general elections.
On Friday, Bobi Wine said that the Presidential Elections Act gives him legroom as an aspiring presidential candidate to move across the country to consult the people on whether they would support his candidature ahead of the 2021 presidential elections.
“Section 3 of the Presidential Elections Act provides that anyone who aspires to become president can write to the EC and thereafter go around the country consulting citizens about his/her intentions. So in light of this, I am going to interact with Ugandans about his intentions to run for President,” Bobi Wine said in a message.
Section 3 of the Presidential Elections Act 2005 (1), (2) and (3) states: “An aspirant may consult in preparation for his or her nomination as a presidential candidate within 12 months before nomination date. While consulting, a presidential aspirant may carry out nationwide consultations, prepare his or her manifesto and other campaign materials, raise funds for his or her campaign through lawful means and convene meetings of national delegates.”
See some of pictures from Bobi Wine’s arrest below:
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