By Kwame Ismail Nkurunziza
The nomination of Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine to contest for presidency in the 2021 general election which started peacefully in Magere, ended up in violence after he was roughly arrested by police, bundled into a police van shortly after being nominated by the Electoral Commission.
The police without prior warning, smashed Bobi Wine’s vehicle as he drove out of Kyambogo University and violently pulled him out of it, thereby sparking off a scuffle with his supporters.
During the scuffle many NUP members and party supporters were injured while others were arrested.
Several other vehicles which were in Bobi Wine’s convoy were also shattered as the police fired teargas canisters and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.
Meanwhile, the police also violently arrested Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi on his way to Kyambogo University after he appeared from nowhere yet he had rejected the police lead car to guide him from home.
Amuriat was so roughly handled by the police that went for nomination without shoes after he lost them during the struggle with police.
Very many people, including Bobi Wine, Rtd. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) and others have since come out to condemn the violence unleashed by the police onto Bobi Wine, Forum for Democratic Change FDC’s Amuriat and their supporters.
“The arrest and detention of @PatrickAmuriat and @HEBobiwine today continues an undesirable and untenable trajectory,” Muntu tweeted on Tuesday.
He added that; “To security agencies, recognise this reality: as sure as the sun rises, there will be change. Your actions determine how it will impact you, not if it will happen.”
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