Uganda police raid Bobi Wine’s campaign headquarters
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has said police and military officers raided the campaign headquarters of his newly formed party, decrying what he described as the securities agencies’ “stinking” partnership with the establishment in the lead-up to general elections set for 2021.
In a Twitter post on Wednesday, the pop star-turned-politician whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, said the security personnel had taken away documents and other unnamed items.
“The military and police just raided our head office in Kamwokya,” he said, referring to an area in the capital, Kampala.
“They have broken into offices and taken away valuable documents and other items. Some comrades have been injured. The partisanship of security agencies ahead of the election is stinking,” he said.
Bobi Wine was meeting other leaders of his National Unity Platform party when the police swooped in and cordoned off the area, according to party official David Lewis Rubongoya.
Rubongoya, who was at the scene, told The Associated Press news agency that the security officers confiscated items such as security cameras and supplies of red berets that are symbols of Wine’s popular campaign.
“They have taken away everything,” he said.
There was no immediate comment by the security agencies.