Military Police have surrounded the home of Uganda’s opposition leader and National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi – this website has learnt.
In a tweet posted on his social media account, Kyagulanyi confirmed the new development and said the siege may be meant to restrain him ahead of President Museveni’s swearing in slated for Wednesday 12 May, 2021.
“The military and police have yet again surrounded my residence, as Gen. Museveni prepares to illegally swear himself in this Wednesday! The coward is fully aware that he’s illegitimate, and that’s why he’s very scared of the people. Hang in there comrades. We shall overcome” Kyagulanyi posted on Monday.
Kyagulanyi commonly known as Bobi Wine was the runner up in the January presidential elections whose results he contested.
Earlier today, the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) also stated that the home of Rt Col. Kiiza Besigye had been surrounded by the military. Security has also deployed heavily around NUP offices in Kamwokya, sources reported.
last week, police spokesperson Fred Enanga stated that disgruntled politicians were planning to disrupt Museveni’s inauguration. Though he did not specifically name them, Enanga said the politicians were planning to block roads and use petrol bombs to cause chaos.
In a press briefing on Saturday, Information minister Hon Judith Nabakooba also warned Ugandans against involvement in parallel events on inauguration day.
A similar warning was made by the UPDF Deputy Spokesperson Col Deo Akiiki on Monday. He said the army working with other security agencies will do everything possible to secure the inauguration ceremony. He said the army has put at disposal all its elements to the Uganda police force to ensure no one disrupts the ceremonies.
Police is yet to issue a statement over the siege at opposition politicians homes.