By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
This morning, Police arrested National Unity Platform’s (NUP) presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine from Luuka District for allegedly flouting Special Operation Procedures (SOPs) that were instated by the Electoral Commission (EC) to curb the spread of COVID-19 during campaigns.
Bobi Wine’s arrest sparked off protests in Kampala that spread to other cities around the country like Wakiso, and Masaka among others where five people have reportedly been shot dead by Police and several others severely injured.
In the evening at about 4.30 pm, Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) presidential flag bearer Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA) was also violently arrested shortly after arriving in Gulu City for his campaign meetings.
The arrest of these two under excessive force has forced Alliance for National Transformation’s (ANT) Rtd. Gen. Mugisha Muntu to suspend his campaigns because “it does not make sense to have fully nominated presidential candidates arrested in only six days of the campaigns.”
“The situation has become extra-abnormal because one of the presidential candidates Kyagulanyi has been arrested and we understand, we have not fully confirmed, that a number of people have been shot in Jinja and Kampala. So with effect from this evening, we are going to suspend our campaign tour until this matter is fully resolved,” Muntu told the media this evening.
Muntu also warned the regime from being reckless because they can do one small thing and it sparks off into something larger.