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Update: Bobi’s hotel under military siege, occupants asked to vacate

Military have surrounded New Double Dream Hotel in Hoima City, which National Unity Platform presidential candidate Bobi Wine and his campaign team plan to spend the night.

The motive of the heavily armed security operative remains unclear.

“In Hoima, after the military and police blocked us, they trailed us up to the hotel at which we plan to spend the night. Heavily armed military personnel have surrounded the hotel,” he said in a Facebook post.

Bobi Wine whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi also claimed some military personnel were moving in a numberless military van while other operatives are non-uniformed yet armed.

“They’ve assaulted journalists and chased them away from the hotel. We’re under siege!”

Footage posted on the Bobi Wine’s Facebook account showed dozens of military officers wearing helmets and carrying guns and batons surrounding the presidential candidate’s hotel.

Bobi Wine was also set to hold a radio show but he has since been denied access to the town locale in the Oil City.

Bobi Wine spent the day in Bunyoro sub-region trying to drum up support for his bid to enter State House but not without a hitch.

Bobi Wine failed to address his supporters in Kibaale district and was involved in running battles with Police and the army all along the road to Hoima.

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