Uganda opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose given name is Robert Kyagulanyi, on Wednesday said that he and his campaign team were arrested in the country’s central region.
Wine took to his Twitter page which has nearly one million followers to alert his supporters of the arrest in Kalangala in central Uganda.
“Yes, police has arrested him together with his whole campaign team. They (police) put them in police trucks and started driving but we don’t know where they are taking them,” said Joel Senyonyi, the spokesman for Wine’s National Union Platform party.
The pop star turned politician has emerged as the strongest challenger to President Yoweri Museveni in the presidential election scheduled for January 14.