By Mable Nakibuuka
Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has published lists of 33,000 people who signed Electoral Commission forms endorsing him to contest for presidency during the 2021 general election, on National Unity Platform, against President Yoweri Museveni.
The move comes a few days after the police raided Bobi Wine’s NUP offices in Kamwokya, Kampala, from where he alleged they stole his nomination forms and Electoral Commission forms he had earlier on used to collect signatures from people endorsing him to contest for presidency.
The Presidential aspirant from the ghetto published the signatures of people endorsing him to contest for presidency on his Facebook wall, and accompanied it with the following caption;
“THANK YOU to all citizens who signed forms to endorse my candidature! For two months we had been collecting millions of signatures until Wednesday this week when the military and police raided us and stole them!
Since the deadline for submission was Saturday 17th October, we did not want to give them any chance to play their usual games with us. We wrote asking for an extension of time, but also worked hard for two days to get fresh signatures. We activated our structures countrywide and collected a fresh batch of signatures. Thankfully, there were a few districts whose signatures were still in the field by the time of the raid.
Yesterday, a team from our secretariat was able to submit 33,000 signatures from 109 districts of Uganda. The number of signatures required for nomination is 9,800 (100 signatures from 98 districts), so we surpassed the required number by far!”
However, it should be noted that the police have since denied allegations that of stealing anything from the NUP offices.
Police spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango said during a press conference on Wednesday, shortly after the raid, that the police had recovered military attire from Bobi Wine’s NUP offices which they were planning to misuse by intimidating people.
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