Popular singer and presidential candidate, Bobi Wine has been arrested just after he was certified as a candidate for the 2021 presidential election.
A spokesman for Wine’s NUP party, Joel Senyonyi said on Tuesday;
“They [police] used a hammer and broke the windows of his vehicle and forcefully dragged him out”
“They bundled him into their own vehicle and took off.”
NBS Television, reports the singer was put into a police van amid violent scuffles between police and his supporters.
Since Wine expressed his presidential ambition, the police and military in Uganda have repeatedly dispersed his rallies, beat and detain his supporters.
The singer who is 38 years old was born Robert Kyagulanyi. His music have earned him a large following in the relatively young country of 42 million, rattling the governing National Resistance Movement (NRM) party
President Yoweri Museveni has been in power for 34 years making him Africa’s third longest-ruling leader.
By February next 2021, the people of Uganda would be choosing their next leader.
Legislators from NRM voted to change the constitution in 2017, removing a 75-year age cap on presidents that would have barred Yoweri from seeking re-election.