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Bobi Wine Asks Byabakama to Reign in On Security

 

NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has asked the Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama to “take charge” of the ongoing election process “or resign.”

Bobi Wine, who suspended his campaign yesterday, this afternoon led a team of party leaders to the Commission offices on Jinja Road where he expressed frustration with the actions of security bodies which have derailed his campaigns.

Bobi Wine carried with him dozens of still photos from the campaign which showed several of his supporters injured by bullets and teargas canisters.

The photos which he handed one by one to Mr Byabakama showed his car that was allegedly shot at yesterday and how police and the army blocked his team from using main roads in various parts of the country.

Speaking to press shortly after the three-hour meeting, Bobi Wine said he had gone to the commission, not that he expected an immediate solution but to go on record on what had been going on.

“We wanted to go on record because we know that it is the Commission which is responsible for this election,” Bobi Wine said.

“We asked them to take charge of the election or resign. We asked them to prevail over the security and to tell them to get the military out of the election. We also asked them to tell the police to stop blocking the roads,” Bobi Wine said.

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The NUP candidate went on to accuse the Commission of being silent right from the time he was arrested during nomination.

During the campaign trail, Bobi Wine reported that a number of plain clothed armed men were trailing them and giving instructions to the police officers on the ground.

“When I first brought this up to Mr Byabakama he said he was not on social media and was not aware of my arrests, now I have come here to show him the evidence.”

By publication time, EC officials were about to address the press about the meeting.

Bobi Wine will tomorrow resume his campaign in Namutumba district.

 

 

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