Bobi Wine Encounters Roadblock on Kabale-Kisoro Route
Bobi Wine, the prominent leader of the National Unity Platform, recently initiated a nationwide campaign tour, visiting various regions of the country. His journey commenced in Mbarara, where he garnered significant attention and made a strong impression in Mbarara central, leaving observers with much to discuss.
Starting from Mbarara, and subsequently traveling through Kasese and Fort Portal, Kyagulanyi experienced relatively smooth progress without any significant interference from the police or security forces. However, things took a different turn when he reached the heart of Kabale. Law enforcement and security personnel continued to ensure the safety of the crowd in various locations where he had already made appearances.
During the midday hours, Ibrahim Saiga, the Kigezi Regional Police Commander, noted the inconsistency in the treatment compared to other regions where Kyagulanyi had been welcomed without hindrance. Security personnel argued that, given the large number of people accompanying the President of the National Unity Platform, they should use smaller dirt roads instead of passing through the center of Kabale.
The officer expressed concerns that Kyagulanyi’s presence could lead to disruptions and disruptions to businesses in the center of Mbarara. Kyagulanyi disagreed and insisted on proceeding with his planned route. A roadblock, consisting of a fire extinguisher vehicle, was strategically placed in front of Bobi Wine’s convoy, causing traffic congestion in Kabale.
The police and other internal security agencies remained uninvolved in the situation, only intervening to unblock the road and allow the procession to continue on its journey. Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to deliver a statement, emphasizing that unity among all Ugandans would yield positive results and reiterating that the National Unity Platform belongs to the people.
The nationwide mobilization effort was joined by a group of enthusiastic party supporters, legislators, and several parliamentary members, including Francis Zaake, the Direct MP for Mityana, Hilary Kiyaga, the Mawokota MP, Abed Bwanika, and Kampala Woman MP Shamim Malende. Derrick Katebire, the chairperson of the National Unity Platform in Kabale district, disclosed that the launch of party offices would boost their efforts to recruit new members in preparation for the 2025 elections.
The process and struggle continues!