KAMPALA, UGANDA - NOVEMBER 03: Bobi Wine parades though the streets through crowds of supporters on November 03, 2020 in Kampala, Uganda. Popular singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known by his stage name of H.E. Bobi Wine, is set to appear before the Independent Electoral Commission this morning to be nominated to stand against incumbent Yoweri Museveni in the upcoming Presidential elections in Uganda. He will be join candidate two former military Generals, Mugisha Muntu and Henry Tumukunde to contest the top seat in the election which will take place Thursday 18 February 2021. (Photo by Luke Dray/Getty Images)
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Uganda Police Warn Bobi Wine Ahead Of Manifesto Launch

Police in Uganda have warned opposition party – National Unity Platform (NUP) – to adhere to the ministry of health guidelines in its planned manifesto launch.

The NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine is expected to lead the event in the western city of Mbarara on Saturday.

Local police boss Abas Byakagaba said on Friday that his forces would not standby to see NUP members “disregard the standard operating procedures.”

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He said that political campaigns and rallies remain banned in the country.

Bobi Wine had a run in with the police on Tuesday as he presented his nomination papers for the election.

Dozens of his supporters who had escorted him were arrested and other injured after police fired tear gas to disperse them.

Uganda will hold elections in January next year.

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