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Military raid home of Ugandan candidate

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says troopers like raided his home and arrested his security guards two days earlier than an election pitting the singer-turned-lawmaker against one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.

“The military has this morning raided my home, arrested all my security guards and somebody they’ll furthermore note around my premises,” Wine, who’s the opposition frontrunner, acknowledged on Twitter on Tuesday.

“No role off of the arrest used to be given,” he acknowledged.

The arrests took place whereas Wine used to be doing a are residing radio interview with Kenya’s Sizzling 96 FM space. “We are being raided by protection force,” Wine acknowledged. “I must total the interview because I will note troopers beating my security guards.”

Spokesmen for the protection force and the police didn’t reply to cell phone calls in quest of observation.

Ugandans vote on Thursday in presidential and parliamentary elections.

Wine, whose star vitality has rattled the ruling birthday party, is the frontrunner amongst 10 candidates tough President Yoweri Museveni, a faded guerrilla chief who seized vitality in 1986.

Rankings of opposition protesters like been killed all over a campaign scarred by crackdowns on Wine’s rallies which the authorities reveal contravene curbs on gatherings to quit the unfold of COVID-19. Wine has been arrested various times whereas campaigning.

Whereas Museveni, 76, has long been seen as a stabilising force in Uganda after the brutal reigns of two protection force dictators, opponents reveal his authorities has grow to be riddled with corruption and nepotism.

Wine furthermore acknowledged in a separate submit on Twitter that troopers raided the home of one of his aides in a single day and took the individual to an unknown fling back and forth role.

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