By Mable Nakibuuka
The National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine slept last night on the streets of Mijeera town, in Hoima District, after police reportedly ordered all hotel owners to deny them access to their facilities.
Bobi Wine, Nubian Lee, plus other members of his campaign team, among them journalists and supporters, either slept in their cars or on street verandahs after police led by a one O.C Byaruhanga directed all hotel and lodge owners to deny them accommodation.
A brief exchange ensued between the group as Bobi Wine assured the said Byaruhanga that whatever he was doing was immoral, although the police officer just ignored him as he pretended to be busy on his Smartphone.
Today morning presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert woke up to clean up on the side of the street.
Kyagulanyi spent the night in his car after being blocked from accessing Hoima where he had hoped to sleep.#UgVotes2021 #NBSUpdates pic.twitter.com/JF5UB9112v
— Daniel Lutaaya 🇺🇬 (@daniellutaaya) November 27, 2020
Shortly after reaching that he decision to improvise for the night by sleeping in their cars and on the streets, Bobi Wine took to twitter and ranted thus; “Our plan to spend the night in Hoima was frustrated as police blocked all roads. We drove to Migera but police under DPC Patience Namara and OC Byaruhanga ordered all hotels not to host us. We had to spend the night on the roadside, sleeping in vehicles! In our own country!!!”
However, the Uganda Police is yet to issue a statement about why they denied Bobi Wine and his team access to hotels and lodges in Hoima and we shall bring you the updates when they do.
This however came at a time when the Electoral Commission, under the leadership of Justice Simon Byabakama, had just written to the police, sister security agencies and all concerned stakeholders to stop frustrating presidential candidates and or blocking them from accessing campaign venues or other facilities necessary for the smooth running of their campaigns.
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