Chaotic Scenes As Police Disrupt Bobi Wine’s Really With Teargas, Bullets
There was midst feelings as teargas and running battles has characterized the campaign of Ugandan Presidential candidate, Robert Kyagylanyi alias Bobi Wine in Kayunga, in Central Region. On Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 in the afternoon, several supporters of the youthful politician were left with various gunshot wounds following the altercation with the police officers. Among those who were alleged to be shot include Bobi’s body guard, his friend and music producer Dan Magic. They were all rushed to the Nazigo HC III which according to reports was also teargassed. According to a tweet by the National Unity Party, it reads and I quote: ‘Members of our campaign team have been seriously injured and are currently nursing their wounds at Nazigo HC III in Kayunga after police beat up many of them. Among those injured are Dan Magic, who is severely bleeding and Afande Kato who heads the security detail that was assigned to us.
On Monday, November 30, a police vehicle drove into Bobi’s supporters who were on motorcycles following his campaign trail while heading to Buikwe district where a huge gathering was convened. Reports from our correspondence in Uganda had it that one death resulted from the fracas while five other people sustained serious injuries on their heads and are currently in very critical conditions. According to Allen Mutesi, an eye witness to the whole incidence, “They were cheering him. A police vehicle crashed them from behind as police tried to disperse his supporters. One person died on the spot.” Over the weekend, President Yoweri Museveni warned Bobi against inciting the public to violence.
On other news making the rounds at this hour, a joint security team comprising the Uganda police and Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) on Monday blocked the planned campaigns of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party presidential candidate, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, in Entebbe municipality in Wakiso District. Mr. Muntu, we’re reacting to the situation condemned the security forces actions, and noted that the Museveni’s regime is afraid of the people which is a sign of a looming problem in the country. According to him, “How can a government fear people who are standing against it to reach out to their supporters. It shows there is an internal threat they sense but that is not a problem. When the time for change comes, no matter what you do on earth, change will happen.” He made this known while talking to his supporters at Katabi football playgrounds in Entebbe Municipality amid tight security before advancing to other areas in Wakiso District. According to him, “We hope that those who are still in government have some soberness left in them that the transfer of power will be peaceful. The argument is not in the change of power, but rather how it is going to happen.” He also said that they hope that when President Museveni finally realizes he is stuck against the wall he will peacefully transfer power to another leader. Mr. Wilberforce Sseryazi, the Entebbe Municipality ANT flag bearer, said they had planned some stop-overs in Nakiwogo and Kigungu landing sites, and Kitooro trading centre all located in Entebbe to meet their supporters but were disrupted by security forces. According to him, “The security operatives ordered us to turn around at Katabi Town Council and go to other areas in Wakiso District. People should know that the 2021 elections are important to us as they are going to be the last ones in which President Museveni contest. We know African countries are very weak. If a dictator leaves power when those in leadership are not prepared, the countries usually falls into conflicts. We are foreseeing a change in power from a president who has ruled us for almost 40 years. We as ANT need leaders who understand Ugandan’s and will unite them.”
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