Police under the command of Kiryandongo DPC Patience Namara last night denied National Unity Platform ‘NUP’ Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi wine access to hotels forcing him to sleep on the roadside inside his vehicle.
Kyagulanyi says they opted to spend the night in Migera on the roadside because police under DPC Patience Namara and the OC, Byaruhanga ordered all hotels in the area not to host them.
“We’re now stuck and spending the night on the roadside. The DPC is telling us she will only allow us to stay in her district until 6:00 a.m in the morning.
You can imagine being treated like this in our own country”, he said.
Our plan to spend the night in Hoima was frustrated as police blocked all roads. We drove to Migera but police under DPC Patience Namara and OC Byaruhanga ordered all hotels not to host us. We had to spend the night on the roadside, sleeping in vehicles! In our own country!!! pic.twitter.com/LnK5rptHJX
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) November 27, 2020
He was earlier blocked from traveling to Kyankwanzi via Hoima because the road is under construction.
The NUP party spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi confirmed the incident saying that Ugandan security agencies should desist from abusing human rights.
” I have just spoken to our Presidential Candidate Hon Kyagulanyi, he is spending the night in his car on the street in Migera because police instructed hotels around not to host him and the team. Efforts to proceed and get a hotel elsewhere have been hampered by Kyankwanzi DPC Patience Namara. This persecution won’t deter us”, he said.