The security agencies of Police and the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) have forced the National Unity platform’s (NUP) Presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert out of Spice FM radio studios in Hoima moments after introducing himself.
The singer, who paid Shs1 million to appear for a radio talk show, was in the studios to converses for support ahead of the 2021 general elections. Recently the chairman of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama revealed that some of the campaigns will be carried out in media as move to curb the spread of the deadly #Covid-19 pandemic.
And last week, Mr. Kyagulanyi was nabbed and charged for acts likely spread $Covid-19. His arrest and detention sparked off protests in various parts of the country and hence leaving over 40 dead.
“We booked and paid to appear on Spice FM radio station in Hoima District. As soon as we got to the station this morning and started introducing ourselves, the police and military cordoned off the building and forcefully ejected us out of the radio station,” Bobi Wine Said.
So far Bobi Wine has been blocked from addressing Ugandans on thirteen radio stations across the country. “Mr. Museveni has been trading violence and intimidations however the time is now for Ugandans to regain their freedom,” he said.
Bobi Wine said that he has written two protest notes to the Electoral commission (EC) and also spoken to Justice Byabakama on phone about continuous blocking of their campaign rallies but he continues to trade ignorance.
“Justice Byabakama admitted that he didn’t know anything, that he didn’t even know that I was arrested or that I am being blocked. I don’t know if the EC passed an order that I am not supposed to use the tarmac roads,” Bobi added.