UGANDA: BOBI WINE SUSPENDS ELECTION CAMPAIGN OVER VIOLENCE

Written by on December 2, 2020

BOBI WINE, THE UGANDAN SINGER AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SUSPENDED HIS CAMPAIGN ON TUESDAY AFTER MEMBERS OF HIS CAMPAIGN TEAM WERE INJURED AND HIS CAR SHOT AT DURING CLASHES BETWEEN SECURITY PERSONNEL AND HIS SUPPORTERS.

THE DEVELOPMENTS WERE THE LATEST IN ESCALATING VIOLENCE IN UGANDA AS AUTHORITIES CRACK DOWN ON SUPPORTERS OF 38-YEAR-OLD BOBI WINE, WHOSE REAL NAME IS ROBERT KYAGULANYI.

BOBI WINE IS SEEKING TO END THE DECADES-LONG RULE OF 76-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI IN AN ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 14.

EARLIER, A MUSIC PRODUCER FOR BOBI WINE, DANIEL OYERWOT, WAS WOUNDED IN THE MOUTH BY A RUBBER BULLET DURING THE CLASHES, ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN FOR HIS PARTY.

THE SINGER SAID ON TWITTER THAT SEVERAL MEMBERS OTHER OF HIS STAFF WERE WOUNDED AND SOME WERE IN CRITICAL CONDITION.


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