By Our reporter
The National unity Platform (NUP) president and presidential hopeful in next year’s national election Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine has condemned security operative’s raid on the party’s kamwokya offices in which he says they have taken away valuable party documents and Shs 23 million with no justifiable reason ahead of nominations of Members of Parliament slated for Thursday, October 15.
” After the criminals left our offices, the team has just finished making an assessment of what has been stolen in broad daylight. I have been informed that most of our forms with signatures for nominations have been taken away! They have also taken 23 million shillings, part of which was meant to facilitate our parliamentary candidates with nomination fees” Bobi wine posted on his social media pages.
A combined force of the Police and army raided offices of the Kyadondo East MP who had just concluded addressing journalist’s about NUP’s planned strategy of traversing the whole country to popularise his presidential candidature
“The military, police and other security agencies have laid siege on the National Unity Platform Platform offices in Kamwokya. Several of our staff and leaders have been arrested. They are breaking into the different offices, taking all documents and other valuables,” Bobi Wine posted during the raid.
“They are taking documents, branding materials, our CCTV cameras, and other gadgets! What a shameless dictator!!!” Kyagulanyi added on his social media pages.
Kyagulanyi was however not found at the offices at the time of the siege that lasted 5 hours that saw all access roads to the offices sealed off by the army and police.
On his social media pages, Party Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi said it’s interesting what fear does to people.
“It causes them to panic and do despicable things. Uganda’s regime is in fear, it’s scared of Ugandans who are hungry for change, but whatever evil they do only emboldens us. Nothing, and I mean nothing, can stop an idea whose time has come!”
Senyonyi while addressing press after the raid said that the seven million signatures they garnered to endorse Hon. Kyagulanyi for the presidency had been taken by the police.
Inside sources privy to the party activities who preferred anonymity said the raid comes at a time when Bobi wine is set to officially inaugurate 34 sub-regional offices across the country.
The sources said the party has mapped out 17 centres across the country, which will have operating offices, some of which were opened by the deputy presidents of the party and the flag bearers at constituency level.
The sources added that main offices at the regional level include central office in Mengo in Kampala led by Mr Medard Sseggona, the northern regional office in Gulu District overseen by Dr Lina Zedriga, the deputy president for the northern region and eastern office in Mbale District led by the Manjiya MP, Mr John Baptist Nambeshe, western regional office in Kabale overseen by Ms Jolly Mugisha, the deputy president for the western region,
The sources said sub-regions include West Nile, Acholi, Karamoja, Lango, Teso, Ankole, Kigezi, Sebei, Bugisu, Busoga, and Bukedi. Others are Rwenzori, Kampala Metropolitan, Greater Luweero, Greater Mpigi, Greater Masaka and Mabira stretch with each hosting at least two offices.
By Press time Police was yet to issue a statement on why they had invaded the opposition party an act which has been monopolized by the institution in the past with raiding of opposition party offices and taking away documents.
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