Ugandan Presidential Candidate Bobi Wine Says Soldiers Stormed His Home

Elvera Bartels

KAMPALA, Uganda—Presidential applicant Bobi Wine explained he was less than siege after troopers stormed his household on Friday, boosting fears of huge-scale avenue protests when the final results of Uganda’s election are declared on Saturday.

“The military services has jumped over the fence and has now taken control of our household,” Mr. Wine explained on his official Twitter account. “We are in serious trouble.”

A Ugandan law enforcement spokesman explained Mr. Wine’s household in Kampala experienced been surrounded by protection forces to prevent him from inciting violence.

Early final results printed by Uganda’s electoral commission on Friday confirmed President Yoweri Museveni taking an early lead, but Mr. Wine explained previously on Friday that the polls were falsified and that he was self-confident of victory. “I am quite self-confident that we defeated the dictator by much,” he explained.

Ugandans voted on Thursday amid heightened protection and an online shutdown after a hotly contested and violent race in which Mr. Wine, a youthful rapper-turned-lawmaker is trying to unseat Mr. Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders. The contest embodies a generational clash across Africa, exactly where entrenched more mature leaders are grappling with significantly restless youthful populations demanding improved financial possibilities.

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