Presidential aspirant and Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) is tomorrow Thursday, set to petition the Electoral Commission, seeking clarification on why his scheduled public consultation meetings on his presidential bid have been blocked by Police.
“Tomorrow morning, we head to the Electoral Commission’s head offices to demand for answers about the continued blockage of these consultations,” the MP announced in a statement.
Bobi Wine, since the start of the week has had three of his planned meetings disallowed by the Police in his own constituency of Kyadondo on Monday, in Gulu yesterday and Lira earlier today.
This is in spite of the fact that he secured clearance from the EC and the police itself initially.
After being released from police custody in the wake of his blocked meeting in Kampala, Bobi Wine and his team proceeded to Lira town in northern Uganda today but were met with intense police deployment.
After moments of stalemate, they were forced out of the car and driven up to Karuma bridge where they were dumped.
The MP now says he intends to seek answers from the electoral commission on what he should no next.
“We are deliberate on exhausting all legal avenues! The election cycle has started. We are demanding for a level playing field to take on Mr. Museveni,” he said.
Police claims Bobi Wine has not exhausted the requirements as provided for under the Police Order Management Act.
On Monday in Kasangati, Police said the presidential aspirant should not have secured an open venue, saying that such consultations are supposed to be in a closed area like a hotel.
The Police also ruled out meeting in politicians’ homes, which they said was against the law.
They however, were yet to explain why they deployed at the hotel venues in Gulu and Lira.