Uganda police raid offices from presidential hopeful Bobi Wine

Police confiscated items like safety cameras and materials of red berets which are trademarks of Wine’s favorite campaign, David Lewis Rubongoya, an official with Wine’s party who’s in the scene at the Ugandan capital, Kampala, told The Associated Press.

“They’ve removed everything,” he explained.

Wine, a legislator whose actual name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, was meeting with other leaders of the National Unity Platform celebration once the police swooped in and cordoned off the field, ” he explained.

Wine and other party officials have yet to be detained, he said.

A police spokesman didn’t immediately respond to queries, but police often accuse others and Wine in the resistance of disobeying orders directed at protecting public peace.

Wine, that has been detained many times in the past couple of decades, has caught the imagination of several Ugandans with his persistent calls for President Yoweri Museveni to retire.

Museveni, 76, has dominated Uganda because of taking power by force in 1986. Critics accuse him of relying upon the armed forces to remain in power. He can look for another term after the legislature voted to get rid of constitutional age limitations on the presidency.

Museveni accuses the art of inviting young people to riot, and it has charged that individuals linked with Wine are”a misguided group used by a few scientists to destabilize” this East African nation that has never witnessed a peaceful transfer of power since independence from British colonial rule in 1962.