Uganda’s youthful Presidential aspirant Bobi Wine (real name Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu) has tweeted and said even though it is too early to tell the picture from the just-ended elections is looking good. Bobi Wine using his verified Twitter handle tweeted:
Hello Uganda! Despite the wide spread fraud and violence experienced across the country earlier today, the picture still looks good. Thank you Uganda for turning up and voting in record numbers. The challenge now is for Mr. Byabakama and the EC to declare the will of the Pple.
This was after Bobi Wine went through a turbulent campaign characterized by brutality from state agents and even death. He was arrested and some of his team members were arrested and thrown in jail during the campaign season. This prompted the firebrand politician to approach the International Criminal Court asking them to investigate Museveni for human rights abuses.
During the election day, Bobi Wine’s phone and that of his wife were blocked and he could not make a phone call:
Like my wife’s, my phone has been blocked and I am unable to recieve or make regular calls. I know this is to stop me from communicating to our agents and coordinators. I encourage you comrades to be vigilant as I try to devise ways of reaching out to you. #WeAreRemovingADictator
This was after internet and social media sites were reportedly shut down in the East African nation after it surfaced that Wine was planning to use social media to tally the election results. Bobi Wine is trying to unseat Museveni who has been the country’s president since 1987.
Source: Bobi Wine Twitter