Bobi Wine Arrested After Confirmation in Uganda Presidential Race

National Unity Platform presidential flagbearer Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was arrested after he was certified as a candidate for the 2021 presidential election, according to his party. Chaos erupted in Magere, Kasangati in Wakiso District as authorities reportedly fired teargas and live bullets to disperse Wine supporters who gathered at his home to celebrate his nomination to challenge President Yoweri Museveni in 2021. Wine was set to launch his manifesto that addresses Uganda's needs. Wine is challenging 76-year-old Museveni who has been in power for more than 30 years. Since becoming an MP in 2017, Wine has been routinely arrested and placed under house arrest. His concerrts have been banned and public rallies have been dispersed by authorities, using teargas.

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