“I feel threatened” – Uganda’s Bobi Wine cry’s out

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Uganda presidential candidate Bobi Wine said in an interview at his home that soldiers had jumped the perimeter fence of his compound and beaten his security guard before taking up position around his house.

“They jumped over my fence. They came inside my compound. They are here right now.
I don’t know why they’re here. But I’m imagining they are here to harm me. I feel threatened,”
said the 38-year-old, who described the invasion as unprecedented and “a siege”.

He said he confronted the soldiers, who briefly cocked a gun at him and journalists, and refused to respond or leave.

The army’s deputy spokesman Deo Akiiki said the soldiers were there to provide security and had stopped three people who tried to “access the house”.

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Provisional results showed Wine’s newly formed National Unity Party was on track to become the main opposition in parliament.

The US, EU, UN, and global rights and democracy groups have raised concerns about the integrity and transparency of the election.

The United States, a major aid donor to Uganda, canceled a diplomatic observer mission after too many of its staff
were denied permission to monitor the election, and aside from an African Union mission, there was no major international group watching over the vote.

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Museveni has ruled Uganda without pause since seizing control in 1986 when he helped to end years of tyranny under Idi Amin and Milton Obote.

 

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