Uganda’s opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has shared images of Ugandans being kidnapped in broad daylight by people believed to be government agents.
Wine lost the January poll to the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni. Recently he withdrew his petition challenging Museveni’s victory.
“This is how citizens are kidnapped in broad daylight by Gen. Museveni and his armed gangs & then taken to unknown places where they are tortured!”, wrote Wine on his official Twitter account. “We cannot and should not allow this to continue. Citizens must and will fight back against this lawlessness.”
Wine’s tweet elicited reactions from his followers across the world. Writing from Nigeria, one Benneth Joseph said, “Whether African leaders wants it or not, there’s a wind of change blowing in Africa and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. We would take back our continent as young people and we would fix the mess of many decades. Much love and support to you.”
The January 14, 2021 election was marred by violence and intimidation of Wine’s supporters by security forces. Museveni was declared winner after garnering 6,042,898 votes, against his challenger’s 3,631,437. Wine’s Kampala home was barricaded by army officers for 12 days.