The military on Tuesday raided Uganda opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulani, popularly known as Bobi Wine, just two days to the general election.
According to the Kyadondo MP, the army “raided my home, arrested all my security guards and anyone they could see around my premises.”
“No reason for the arrest was given. Such acts of impunity are all kicks of a dying horse. Gen. Museveni needs to tell the world what he intends to…arrest my entire campaign team, my assistants & supporters.”
The pop star-cum-politician was forced to cut short his interview with a Kenyan radio station where he had talked about his chances of unseating incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
“So I am sorry even right now as we speak, we are being raided by the military. I have to end the interview because I can see soldiers beating up my security guards. I have to go down and give it attention,” Wine told Hot 96 FM.
Approximately 17.6 million Ugandans vote on Thursday in presidential and parliamentary elections.
Wine, running on a National Unity Party ticket, is among 10 candidates who are seeking to unseat 76-year-old Museveni, one of the longest serving presidents in Africa.
Although Museveni has been a stabilising factor in Uganda after the ruthless and brutal reigns of Milton Obote and Idi Amin, opposition supporters say that his administration has been riddled with massive corruption and nepotism.