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Bobi Wine Wants to Kidnap Himself, Hide in Foreign Embassies – Police

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Police has revealed that they have credible information alluding to a planned self-kidnap of National Unity Platform – NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu after Thursday elections.

This was revealed by CP Fred Enanga while addressing journalists in a joint Security Press Conference at the Police Headquarters in Kampala on Tuesday afternoon.

“We have credible information that Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu wants to hide in one of the embassies after voting and spread propaganda that he has been kidnapped to instigate violence,” Enanga said.

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Police Denies Raiding Bobi Wine’s Home, Explains What Transpired in Magere

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Police has come out to clarify on the reports of a raid at the home of National Unity Platform – NUP presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi – Bobi Wine saying they are baseless and false.

Bobi Wine who was being interviewed on Kenyan Radio Hot 96 on Tuesday morning said he was forced to end his interview prematurely after he saw military officers assaulting his guards.

“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,” he said on live interview.

He further claimed that his private guards were arrested although no reason for the arrest was given.

But Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says there was no raid at Bobi Wine’s House and that what happened was the Police trying to re-arrange their security.

“We have seen baseless information being circulated by Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi on social media that his home was this morning raided and his bodyguards arrested. We would like to state that there was no raid and arrests made at his residence,” Onyango said.

“Bobi does not allow police bodyguards to enter his compound whether during day or night. Police had to find means of securing and providing security to him by erecting checkpoints on the routes leading to his home. Today, these checkpoints were removed as we are rearranging our security,” he added.

Since the start of the campaigns, Police has been trailing Bobi Wine to wherever he went, a move he said was orchestrated by the State to frustrate his campaigns.

But the Police insists that they trail him to provide him with extra security.

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Bobi Wine Encourages Voters to Stay at Polling Stations After Voting Despite Police Warning

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Presidential Candidate Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has advised voters and his supporters to stay at the polling station and guard their votes saying they will not be breaking the law.

“We encourage the voters to turn up in large numbers and exercise their rights. Do not pay attention to Mr Byabakama’s illegal pronouncements. You’ll not be breaking any law by staying at the polling station,” he said.

Bobi Wine was Tuesday speaking at a joint opposition press conference held at Hotel Africana in the capital Kampala.

The Press Conference was attended by among others FDC Presidential Candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Alliance for National Transformation candidate Greg Mugisha Muntu, former Presidential candidate Col. Kizza Besigye, NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi among others.

Bobi Wine’s advice comes against a directive by Deputy Inspector general of Police Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech who warned voters to “strictly go home” after voting.

Lokech warned that the Police will not accept any chaos and disorder in the country and nobody will shake their resolve as they are a very resilient force with an agile team able to adjust and adapt to any threat.

He says no country is immune to riots and lawlessness and it is the task of the security forces to secure the state and this is what they are going to do.

Lokech says that they will not accept mass assemblies around the polling areas as Electoral Commission has guided and Ugandans should cooperate with them.

The electoral period has been marred with violence with security brutality handling Ugandans. At least five dozen Ugandans have been killed since campaigns started in November.

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PHOTOS: Opposition Presidential Candidates Hold Closed Door Meeting a Day to Elections

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Opposition leaders have Tuesday morning held a closed door meeting to discuss matters yet to be identified with just a day to general elections.

The meeting held at Hotel Africana in Kampala was attended by National Unity Platform – NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, Forum for Democratic Change – FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi and Alliance for National Transformation – ANT Candidate Gen. Greg Mugisha Muntu.

Also in attendance was former FDC presidential candidate Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye, NUP spokesperson and Nakawa West MP candidate Joel Ssenyonyi and two other members.

Details of the meeting remain scanty.

Bobi Wine arrives at Hotel Africana. PHOTO/KFM

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