Uganda: Presidential candidate, Bobi Wine says his house is under siege

The presidential candidate of the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known popularly as Bobi Wine has stated on his social media platforms that, his house is under siege amidst processes to finalize electoral results in his country.

He wrote that, “we are under siege. Soldiers in UPDF uniform carrying guns have jumped over our fence and taken control over my home. None of them is speaking to us.”

The election which he regard as one that has been marred with violence across the country and fraught with irregularities has seen his strong contender, Yoweri Museveni leading the polls, according to the Electoral Commission. 

Wine who remains optimistic has however stated that, he will only accept the results of a free and fair electoral process and not one that has been compromised.

Reports have it that, journalist are being prevented from accessing the residence of the presidential hopeful for interviews without any well explained reason.

The police have by far stated that, the invasion was necessary because Bobi Wine is a presidential candidate; a claim the party supporters have so far refuted insisting their leader was actually held by the security ahencies.

Authorities in Ugandan have shut down internet access in the country even before the start of the election, cutting the country off from the rest of the world and making it difficult for citizens to post updates. The posture of the president and his appointees is casting a lot of doubts in the minds of many concerned people in Africa and across the world

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