Soldiers of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces in conjunction with the Uganda Police Force have raided the head office of the National Unity Platform party.
The party spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi who was addressing the press conference is reportedly under clampdown.
Press and NUP supporters have been dispersed with teargas canisters pelted directly at the party offices.
“Earlier, while the leadership of the National Unity Platform addressed a press conference at our offices, these military ‘mambas’ came and parked at the gate, causing a disruption of an entirely peaceful event,” National Unity Platform party leader Bobi Wine said.
Bobi Wine real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Bobi Wine who been placed under de facto house arrest to give smooth a sixth five-year term swearing in to Museveni said his home Magere, Kamwokya and Busabala are all full of military and police operatives, doing foot patrols while arresting many of NUP supporters for absolutely no reason.
“This all speaks to one thing: those we fear actually fear us the most. They are trying to intimidate us because they are intimidated” he said.
On Monday morning, beefed up security team surrounded his home —with Deo Akiki, the Army Deputy spokesperson saying deployment at Bobi Wine’s residence is for his own good.
“We accord security based on the weight of a person. Bobi Wine is a distinguished Ugandan. His security can’t be as anybody else’s,” said Akiki.
Bobi Wine through his social media claimed that the deployment is because of the forthcoming swearing in of President Yoweri Museveni slated for this Wednesday, May 12.
Akiiki refuted that the deployment is to block Bobi Wine from getting out of his house ahead of the swearing in.