Bobi Wine Suspends His Election Campaigns
Following the shooting of one of his body guards and damaging his car yesterday, Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine, has suspended his election campaigns.
The opposition candidate says bullets were fired at his car, puncturing the tyres and rendering it immobile.
Earlier in Kayunga, east of Kampala, armed forces fired tear gas to disperse Kyagulanyi supporters.
Bobi wine’s right-hand man Daniel Oyerwot aka Dan Magic, survived with mutilated lips and four members of his campaign team also injured.
The injured were rushed to Nazigo Health Centre 111 before they were moved to Mulago National Referral Hospital for better management.
Bobi wine’s car was also shot as he attempted to bypass a military blockade as he arrived in Jinja City for his second rally.
A police officer who is part of the security detail given to presidential candidates by the Electoral Commission also suffered head injuries.
Bobi Wine says he will visit the Electoral Commission on Wednesday to voice his discontent.
Almost two weeks ago, 54 people died in protests as the candidates’ supporters called for his release from detention.
He had been arrested at a campaign rally.
Bobi Wine was later charged with violating pandemic restrictions on gathering of crowds and granted bail.
The security forces have continued to block him and other opposition politicians’ rallies.
In a national address on Sunday, President Yoweri Museveni, defended the actions of the police and army, saying that no politician was untouchable.