Ugandan presidential aspirant Bobi Wine who came second in the last general election has received a bullet proof vehicle worth Ksh.15. Million
The vehicle was purchased by a group of Bobi Wine’s friends through a fund raise in an attempt to protect Bobi Wine.
Through his social media account, Bobi Wine thanked his supports for their act of kindness.
The politician who went through life threatening incidences during his campaigns said he received numerous bullet proof vests and ballistic helmets as well from friends and supporters to protect him.
“From the time we were attacked with live bullets on the campaign trail and particularly when a projectile hit Dan Magic smashing his face, many Ugandans out of concern sent me bullet proof vests and ballistic helmets, which I put on throughout the campaign period, and gave others to comrades. Indeed, if I did not have one on in Masaka, the story would be different. THANK YOU.” Bobi Wine stated
“There is another group of comrades who kick-started a fundraising campaign for a bullet proof vehicle. These comrades informed me of their plan, but I thought it was an uphill task, given how expensive it is. A few weeks ago, these comrades surprised me when they informed me that they had succeeded in raising enough money for the vehicle, and here it is. I can’t THANK YOU enough” He continued
Bobi Wine finished second behind incumbent Yoweri Museveni in the country’s general elections on January 14 but has since moved to court to challenge the results.
He claims his campaigns had largely been funded by his supporters based both at home and abroad but the government accused unnamed European-based donors of sponsoring him.
Bobi Wine disputed the election stating that the election was not transparent and Museveni stole the election.
Videos circulating online had revealed incidences where army offices were seen stashing already marked papers with President Museveni’s names in the ballot boxes .
International observers have also come out to criticize the way the Ugandan election was carried out. They termed the election process as not being transparent and one that was marred with voter bribery and violence.
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