Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine has been arrested.
Bobi Wine was arrested on Tuesday, November 3, by police in Kampala moments after being cleared by the electoral body to face President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 presidential election.
The pop artist turned politician was violently arrested by armed police officers and whisked away in a police car to an unknown destination.
While addressing journalists, the youthful politician claimed that he was contesting for the presidency to ‘save President Museveni from himself.”
“I take this moment to announce that what we are witnessing now is the launch of a critical phase in our struggle to liberate our country from a dictatorship that has crippled us for close to four decades.”
“We have closed the book of Lamentation. We have now opened the book of Acts. I’m here to save President Museveni from himself; from his corruption and patronage, among others.” He said.
His arrest came hours after another opposition presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat, was also arrested while on his way to present his nomination papers to the electoral body.
According to reports, he was briefly detained before being released bare footed.
President Museveni, who seeks to extend his tenure beyond 40 years, presented his nomination papers on Monday, November 2.