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Ugandan Police Arrest Singer And Opposition Presidential Aspirant, @HEBobiwine

 

Uganda’s opposition presidential nominee, Bobi Wine, was arrested on Tuesday after presenting the election body with his nomination papers.

A singer turned politician whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, Wine aims to put an end to Yoweri Museveni ‘s dominance for more than a third of a century , making him the third longest-ruling President of Africa.

Elections are scheduled for February, Next year.

Joel Senyonyi, spokesman for the National Unity Party, said, “The police used a hammer and smashed his vehicle’s windows and forcibly pulled him out; threw him inside their own vehicle and zoomed off.”

Wine’s official twitter account said that outside the nomination venue he was violently seized and was
brutalized by police and military.”

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Luke Owoyesigire, the police spokesman, said he had yet to obtain a briefing on the arrest and vowed later to comment.

Wine said he wanted to save Museveni from himself in a speech after being cleared to run for president.

“To you, Mr. Museveni, our generation is determined to save you from yourself and avoid your 35-year-old tyranny, because you have failed to regulate your greed and lust for power”, he said.

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