Bobi Wine announced that the military raided his headquarters as his staff was planning on challenging the rigged election that saw Museveni declared the president for the sixth term.
Bobi Wine was put under house since the counting of the election results begun. During an interview with the media, Wine told the press that their party office was raided by the military. He also said that every staff of his is being pursued following their plan to challenge the fraud claims on the general elections that was conducted on January 14th.
According to police spokesman, Patrick Onyango, the National Unity Platform (NUP) office is cordoned from access to Wine’s staff. However, he did not state whether the military entered the premises of the HQ.
Likewise, Robert Kyagulanyi, says the U.S. ambassador to Uganda was harshly sent away by the military after she attempted to visit him. But the ambassador did not comment on the visit to the opposition leader.
The electoral commission of Uganda declared Yoweri Museveni the winner following the general election. Kyagulanyi came in second to Museveni but the musician claimed the election was rigged.
He came out to appeal to his fellow citizens to reject the presidential election since they were not done freely and fairly. Museveni has been in power since the year 1986 but he refuses to leave seat for other candidates. Yoweri Museveni is Africa’s longest-ruling president. In addition, Museveni claimed that the 2021 elections were the “most-cheating free since he became president.
Currently, at least 110 agents from Wine’s party were arrested while the election commenced and another 223 suspects were arrested on a number of offences including, voter bribery. Uganda’s government claimed Wine’s staff members were arrested because they violated Covid-19 regulations.
Meanwhile, the U.S. and Britain are conducting investigations to find out whether the election results are fraud.