Uganda Today: Is UPDF Planning To Arrest Bobi Wine Soon?
Tensions are high within Uganda’s main opposition political party, National Unity Platform (NUP) over reports that the leadership of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) is plotting to frustrate their ongoing countrywide tour by arresting their leader Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
The fears have been escalated by the strongly worded statement which the army has issued warning NUP members to refrain from donning clothes bearing military insignia. The statement signed by the army spokesperson, Brig. Felix Kulayigye warns on misuse of military attire, such as berets, lanyards and clothing.
The army vows, ‘Failure to comply with this warning will invite legal action to the concerned individuals.’
Insiders in security say that the warning is targeting Kyagulanyi and some of his party members, who are known to put on materials akin to military material.
Most of them are doning them while accompanying their boss on his countrywide tour which is attracting huge crowds. Fears in security are that those supporters might camp at constitutional square and demand regime change once Kyagulanyi tours Kampala.
Below is the UPDF statement