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Bobi Wine’s Mbale Campaign Ends In Chaos

Bobi Wine’s Mbale Campaign Ends In Chaos

The NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine had his campaigns stopped by police chaotically. As he advanced to address his supporters in Mbale, a teargas canister was thrown into his official vehicle on Sunday.

The day started calmly as he and his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi attended prayers at St. Patrick church in Soroti district. While there, Bobi Wine urged worshipers to promote peace even in the face of intimidation from security operatives.

After the church service, Kyagulanyi headed to Kumi district for his first campaign of the day. In Kumi, he asked the voters to vote for change in order to have better service delivery. He told his supporters that the road to Kumi was a clear sign of how the current government cares less about the basics.

He went on to say the government only cares about enriching themselves and staying in power.

‘’When you see the road to Kumi, you might even think that this district is not part of Uganda. You people of Kumi deserve better Services and that is why we are here today,’’ Kyagulanyi said.

The battles along the way;

Following that, was a series of running battles with police and the army as Kyagulanyi was denied entry in Sironko for his scheduled second campaign. Officers fired teargas canisters and live bullets demanding Bobi Wine to turn back and go where he had come from.

Kyagulanyi, through his megaphone, told the police that he wasn’t their slave but a presidential candidate trying to carry out his mandate. As time went on, Kyagulanyi ordered his motorcade to turn back and go to Mbale because they were running out of time.

When they got to Mbale, it was not different as a heavy security deployment, teargas and live bullets welcomed him. The police forced Bobi Wine out of his official car after throwing a teargas canister inside almost suffocating him.

A number of his supporters were reportedly injured in the scuffle that went on thereafter.  During the scuffle with police, a number of youth ran around Mbale town singing Bobi’s songs and demanding for his freedom.

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