National Unity Platform Party (NUP) presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine has for the first time since his campaign launch, conducted three successful rallies in the Eastern region with no significant disruption from security.
Kyagulanyi had for more than two weeks faced security blockades and had several of his rallies totally foiled for failure to adhere to the set campaigning guidelines.
In all his rallies that he held while in Eastern and Central region, Bobi Wine has had to miss at least one per day as police and military fired teargas and live bullets to disperse his supporters.
Recently riots broke out in different parts of the country after Bobi Wine was arrested from Luuka district and up to 54 people were reportedly killed in the process.
President Museveni, while speaking to the country recently said that Bobi Wine was not ‘untouchable’ and that his arrest should not have sparked riots.
Following the Jinja and Kayunga fracas on Tuesday, where his supporters were injured and had his vehicle shot at, Kyagulanyi on Wednesday visited the EC headquarters and filed complaints, which Justice Simon Byabakama, the EC Boss promised to respond to as soon as possible.
This morning, he set off from Kampala to Kibuku, Budaka and Manafwa, where he campaigned amidst minimum opposition from the security forces.
“We have been able to reach and address our people in Kibuku. Like it has become the norm on our campaign trail, the regime militia teargassed us along the way and even shot a tear gas canister into our ambulances, injuring two of our nurses in it,” he said after addressing his supporters in Kibuku district.
On his way to Budaka, police fired teargas canisters to disperse supporters who were moving besides Kyagulanyi’s convoy.
He later arrived at the venue and addressed his supporters and set off for Manafwa district, where he held his last rally.
In Manafwa Kyagulanyi also managed to hold the rally where he urged his supporters to not only vote for him in 2021 but also make sure that they protect their votes.