Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the presidential candidate of the National Unity Platform party (NUP), has warned his supporters to expect more and more brutality from security forces whom he said are serving one person.
“They will arrest us, fire bullets at us, beat us but finally, we shall overcome all this,” he said.
Bobi Wine made these remarks from his home in Magere, Gayaza after four hours of staff off with security personnel.
The candidate, who was set to launch his manifesto at his party office in Kamwokya shortly after nomination was driven to his home in Magere amidst fury from his supporters. Hundreds of supporters had converged at the party offices to witness the launch.
“I was kidnapped at the nomination Centre in Kyambogo, they sprayed pepper spray in my eyes placed something hot on my neck; you have seen how they have treated our people, some are in hospitals and they will do everything to stop us but we won’t stop,” he noted.
Kyagulanyi rallied supporters to “fulfil their responsibility and show them (Regime) that (NUP) are not law breakers but rather the law breakers are,
“The whole world is watching us and they have seen who the real law breakers are. Officer Angume who was given to me to protect me has just turned against me and sprayed pepper spray to my eyes,” he said.
Police however, yesterday blamed Bobi Wine for organizing supporters to disrupt his transportation to and from the nomination center.
Police said at least 49 people were arrested from yesterday’s clashes.