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Bobi Wine Gets a Taste of What Opposing Museveni Means

Ugandan police and military forces armed with door cutters, AK-47 guns, tear gas canisters and batons stormed offices of the National Unity Platform party in Kampala on Wednesday. The party’s spokesperson, said the officers took items from the office of party leader Robert Kyagulanyi, better known by his stage name Bobi Wine. In a written statement, Enanga Fred, the Uganda Police spokesperson, said police are targeting all locations illegally manufacturing, supplying, distributing, selling and using uniforms and accoutrements whose ownership and patented designs belong exclusively to the armed forces. Police have not responded to accusations that they took election-related documents during the raid. Aspiring candidates for parliament are due to present their credentials and nomination fees to the Electoral Commission beginning Thursday. It was not clear how candidates from the National Unity Platform will submit their forms if police have their documents. Uganda goes to the polls early next year to elect new legislators and the next president. Bobi Wine is expected to challenge Museveni, who has ruled Uganda for 34 years.