- “He will thereafter allege, through his NUP networks and bloggers, that he has been kidnapped by state operatives,” Mr Enanga said.
Ugandan police Tuesday claimed that they have credible information that National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, plans to stage his own abduction after casting his vote on Thursday.
Speaking at the police headquarters in Naguru, police spokesman Fred Enanga said Wine will possibly hide at an embassy — which he did not name — on Thursday after casting his vote.
“He will thereafter allege, through his NUP networks and bloggers, that he has been kidnapped by state operatives,” Mr Enanga said.
The intention, according to the police, is to incite the public and cause violence.
Enanga pointed out the recent riots in the capital Kampala following the arrest of Wine in November 2020, which led to the deaths of over 30 people, saying that the candidate intends to incite another wave of protests.
“We want to inform the public that this is a tactic that we strongly condemn and issue a strong warning to the perpetrators,” Enanga said.