Bobiwine Thrown Out Of Radio Interview
Hon: Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobiwine, was this morning thrown out at a local radio station-Spice FM in Bunyoro. Just five minutes into his interview, Bob wine was stopped from addressing his supporters and shown the exit by the station manager. The manager said Bobiwine was not supposed to be at the radio station and therefore had to leave.
This was an attempt by Bobiwine to compensate for the unsuccessful campaigns that were failed by the Police on Wednesday in Kibaale District, in the Western part of Uganda.
During a televised interview with NTV, Bobiwine note that as they tried to access the rally grounds in Kibaale, security officers cocked their guns ready to shoot them, “Yesterday when we tried to access our rally grounds in Kibaale, security officers cocked guns and asked us to leave. We didn’t want to create a scene so we left,” said Bobiwine.
He also added that efforts to get help from the Uganda Electoral Commission were all in vain. ” We have written protest notes to the EC. I have spoken to Justice Byabakama on the phone and he continues to trade ignorance,” said Bobiwine.
Earlier in the night, the Army and Police also cordoned off New Double Dream Guest House where Bobiwine and his team had pitched camp. The motive behind this move was not clear as minutes later, the security forces vacated the premises.
Bobwine is not new to the subject of oppression by the state operatives, he has had a fair share of state harassment and intimidation right from the time he made public his ambition to run for the presidency.
Recently as he traversed the Eastern parts of Uganda in his bid for the presidency, he was arrested in Luuka in Iganga District where he was supposed to hold his rally. He was charged with intent to spread the Covid 19 by not adhering to the standard operating (SOPs) procedures that were put in place by the Electoral Commission for every candidate to follow during their campaign.
His arrest sparked off nationwide riots in demand for his immediate release.
The Police and the Army responded with live bullets killing more than 40 Ugandans country-wide. According to the Police Spokes Person Fred Enanga, 577 people were arrested during the protests.
Upon Bobiwine’s release, a memorial was held at the National Unity Platform Headquarters (NUP) in honor of the lost lives.
Bobiwine is running for the presidency of Uganda against the incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni who has been in power for more than 30 years.