Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine and team arrested, according to staff

Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine and team arrested, according to staff

Police bin don arrest Ugandan Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, wey dem dey popularly call Bobi Wine for di Lake Victoria sland of Kalanga wia im bin dey campaign.

Plenti-plenti kata-kata don follow dis January presidential election as for November, ova 50 pipo die ofr two days of protest wey happoun ova di arrest of Bobi Wine for Easter Uganda.

Security forces are yet to make a comment about the arrest.

National Unity Platform party spokesman Joel Senyonyi said: "Police have arrested him together with his whole campaign team".

They were reportedly whisked towards Kalanga Police Station even though the reasons for their arrest were yet to be made public by the time this story was updated. "They put them in police trucks and started driving but we don't know where they are taking them".

Wine said on Twitter late on Wednesday he had been flown to Kampala in a military helicopter and dropped at his home, which was surrounded by security personnel.

"The candidate was restrained for continuously holding massive rallies amidst the increased threats of coronavirus, in total disregard of the Electoral Commission and Ministry of Health guidelines", police said on their Facebook page.

In a statement, the police said Robert Kyagulanyi - whose artist's name is Bob Wine has since been transferred home in Kampala.

Last month, clashes between supporters of Bobi Wine and the police over his arrest resulted in the death of at least 54 people.

Police said at the time they had arrested almost 600 people and accused protesters, whom authorities had enlisted the help of the military to disperse, of rioting and looting.

The campaign for next month's presidential elections in Uganda has been marred by violence with the United Nations calling for an end to the arrests of political opponents.

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