Police on Sunday swung to action and made several arrests at a simple People Power youth meeting in Wakiso district.
According to our sources, the police turned up in big numbers after being tipped about an ongoing meeting where all attendants were lauding the Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine and pledging allegiance to him in the looming 2021 polls. “Thw youths were shouting Bobi Wine’s name. Who has given them permission to do that at such a time of the pandemic,” asked the Wakiso police OC station. “The campaign has not yet started and Bobi Wine is not yet a candidate. How sure are you that he will be nominated?,” he adds.
While several People Power members were arrested and detained at Wakiso police station, a handful managed to successfully escape. One of the attendants who is known by his alias ‘Young Sam’ was arrested alongside several others.
In the meantime door to door campaigns for Bobi Wine team are still going on with thousands of youths countrywide embracing the trail moreover with no official facilitation from the People Power headquarters. The youths incur their own costs at will to print and distribute the posters of their endeared generational candidate, Bobi Wine which is why the regime cannot risk having a mass campaign. The government knows very well that a free campaign where Bobi Wine is allowed to convene people will be hard to sustain on their side. Being a youthful candidate, Bobi Wine enjoys the support of the 70% young population which has already overtly committed its support for him.