Uganda’s presidential candidate, Bobi Wine, was arrested along with his campaign team.
This is according to a post shared on his official Twitter account on Wednesday, 30 December, 2020..
“Bobi Wine and his entire campaign team arrested in Kalangala! Media blocked,” the post said.
The arrest comes days after Wine announced the ‘murder’ of a member of his security team, Francis Senteza Kalibala.
Wine who is a Member of Parliament representing Kyadondo County East constituency alleged that Kalibala was run over by a “military-police truck.”
“I regret to announce the murder of my security team member Francis Senteza Kalibala aka Frank,” he wrote on Twitter.
“He was deliberately run over by a military-police truck, No. H4DF 2382 which blocked us in Busega on our way to Rubaga to get Kasirye Ashraf emergency medical attention.”
In an interview with CNN’s Christine Amanpour a few weeks ago, Wine opened up the challenges that his presidential ambition had to face.
The musician turned into a politician who ran against the incumbent President, Yoweri Museveni, said that he had faced assassination attempts and that his rights as a citizen had been prevented.
He also said that there was no level playing field in the upcoming election in Uganda.
He said, “I’ve survived two assassination attempts in the last two weeks where bullets have been shot in my car and on the tires and the windscreens.”
He added, “That’s the ground that President Museveni calls level.”