Ugandan MP and musician Bobi Wine has said he will challenge the recent charges against him of annoying President Yoweri Museveni in court.
“This government of President Museveni is in panic mode. At first, it was treason and now it is annoying President Museveni. Who on earth can’t be annoyed?,” Wine said.
The most recent charges of annoying Museveni are in connection to the stoning of Ugandan president’s convoy last year during an election rally.
Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was previously charged with treason alongside 37 others. A charge if convicted, he could be sentenced to life imprisonment.
Wine has said he is ready to take on Museveni come 2021 in the Ugandan national elections.
But before actualizing his presidential bid, Wine will have to answer to the charges of staging a protest against a 2018 law that taxes mobile money transactions and use of social media.