The Uganda Police and army have raided Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine’s National Unity Platform (NUP) offices in Kamwokya a Kampala suburb. All roads that lead to the offices were sealed off today by the security forces at 11:00 am and no one was allowed to access the premises for over 5 hours.
Several party members and staff on duty were arrested and CCTV cameras vandalized as the tough-looking security operatives searched various offices.
Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi who is contesting for Presidency has been battling court cases with Mr. Moses Nkonge Kibalama the founder of the National Unity Platform party who is said to be under government pressure as to why he allowed Bobi Wine to be the flag bearer for the party.
After the raid, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine released a statement on social media in which he revealed that an assessment was made and they discovered that the security forces went away with a lot of their possessions.
‘I have been informed that most of our forms with signatures for nominations have been taken away! They have also taken 23 million Uganda shillings, part of which was meant to facilitate our parliamentary candidates with nomination fees.
They have also taken so many of our branding materials including posters, banners, berets, t-shirts, pens, notebooks, etc.’
However, the Police spokesperson Fred Enanga together with the Army Deputy spokesperson Col. Deo Akiiki has said that the operation was not political but a general one which was carried out in various parts of Kampala city and not only at the National Unity Platform (NUP) offices.
‘The operations are targeting places where civilians are said to be in possession of military uniforms which is a violation of the constitution’