National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential flag bearer, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine and the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Simon Byabakama are set to meet this Wednesday morning at 11am over violence that is characterizing Bobi Wine’s campaigns.
Bobi Wine on Tuesday suspended his campaigns, following the injuring of members of his campaign team and damage to his car in Jinja allegedly by security personnel.
The opposition candidate said bullets were fired at his car, puncturing the tyres and rendering it immobile.
Earlier on Tuesday in Kayunga, four members of Bobi Wine’s campaign team were injured including his music producer Dan Magic who was hit in the face.
A police officer who is part of the security detail given to presidential candidates by the Electoral Commission also suffered head injuries.
As a result, Kyagulanyi put the campaigns at standstill and requested to meet the EC Chairperson to inform of what he described as unfair treatment by security.
According to Paul Bukenya, the acting EC spokesperson, Bobi Wine’s request has since been granted and will be making “a presentation on issues concerning the conduct of campaigns for Presidential Elections.”
“This request has been granted by the Returning Officer/Chairperson.
Hon. Kyagulanyi is expected at the EC Head Office at 11am,” says Bukenya.
Bobi Wine is expected to be accompanied by a team of five persons.
After the meeting, both Bobi Wine and Byabakama will address the media on the outcome of their engagement and the way forward.