Uganda: My Life And Wife’s Life Is In Danger – Bobi Wine
Uganda opposition party leader, Bobi Wine, on Monday, stated that his life and that of his wife are in danger following their house arrest ordered by President Yoweri Museveni.
Wine while speaking with France 24 noted that the headquarters of his party, National Unity Platform, was raided by troops on Monday as staff tried to prepare a lawsuit against Museveni’s victory in last week’s presidential election.
He said, “My wife and I are under house arrest. The military surrounded our house; more than 400 of them have surrounded our house. We are not allowed to leave; nobody is allowed to leave or to come in. We have run out of food. My wife was assaulted yesterday when she was trying to go to the garden to pick food.”
“My lawyers are not allowed to see me and party officials are also not allowed to visit me and also all journalists are blocked from coming to see me so we are isolated, myself and my wife.”
“We are in danger because we don’t know the intention of the soldiers, none of them is talking to us. They beat my security guard so bad just because he was asking them what they want, they could not identify themselves.”
“Some of them are in military uniform while others are in plainclothes but are having automatic assault rifles.”
“I am afraid for my life. I am afraid for my wife’s life but we must keep going because what we are doing is moral and it is just.”
Bobi Wine while speaking about the atrocities being committed by the government, he said, “Just yesterday, four people were shot dead in a city called Masaka and they are keeping me and my wife under house arrest because they don’t want us to address the nation on the way forward, they don’t want us to talk to the press.”
The leader of the opposition party called on the people of Uganda to reject the result announced by the electoral body, adding that it did not reflect their wish.
Meanwhile, the UN Watch on Monday in a post on Twitter alleged that the Uganda President committed “widespread voter fraud” to win his sixth term as President.
The group tackled the 76-year-old for shutting down the country’s Internet ahead of the election.
The post read, “Congratulations to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni on winning re-election after murdering, imprisoning and silencing opponents, shutting down the Internet, and committing widespread voter fraud.”