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NUP leaders arrested in Kyegegwa ahead of Bobi Wine’s visit

Police and the army last night raided a hotel in Kyegegwa and arrested a number of leaders of the National Unity Platform (NUP) ahead of Bobi Wine’s campaign in the district.

According to NUP leaders, the Military and Police led by the OC of Kyegegwa district Police Station raided AMAC Suites Hotel and arrested members of Bobi Wine’s Presidential Campaign Advance Team that traveled there last evening to organize for his campaign rally this week.

“We are working to find the reason for their arrest,” Mr Benjamin Katana, one of the NUP leaders said in a telephone interview.

Some of those arrested include Warren Akandonda, Jacob Mwesigwa, Abbey Mutebi and others. After their arrest, the military went on breaking into every room to arrest the rest of the team. It’s not known what crimes they are being accused of committing.

The Kyegegwa district police commander Ms Jesca Naawe when contacted on Monday morning said nobody who belonged to NUP party was arrested.

“I don’t have anybody in cells who belonged to NUP, that’s what I can tell you,” Naawe said in a phone interview.

“It’s not known what crimes these colleagues are being accused of committing,” National Unity Platform (NUP) said in a social media statement.

“We thank God for yet another opportunity to come together and pray for our nation.”

Speaking earlier, Bobi Wine said due to the rude interruption recently, he was unable to speak to people in 15 districts of Luuka, Buyende, Kamuli, Mpigi, Kalungu, Masaka, Lyantonde, Kiruhura, Mbarara, Isingiro, Ntungamo and Rukungiri.

“We also were earlier blocked from accessing Sironko, Kitgum and Bugiri.”

“As we arrange to come to those districts physically, I will be speaking to the people of Uganda in general and those districts,
I request all our leaders and agents in those areas to provide means that will enable our people to listen in or watch the communication.”

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