By Our Reporter
Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine, on Thursday said he received information about a pending attack and kidnap of his children, hence he flew his immediate family members out of Uganda.
Photos of Kyagulanyi’s children shared on social media on Wednesday show the three of them in Entebbe Airport lounge awaiting their flight to the United States of America.
In a comment that he later posted on his social media platforms, Kyagulanyi said that he got ‘credible’ information that the regime had hacked a plan to kidnap his children in order to coerce him into subjugation.
“That is why therefore, when I received information of pending physical attacks on me, my wife and kidnap of our children, friends in the diaspora reached out to us, offered to host them for a while! That does not mean that my wife or I are any safer by remaining around. But our effort is to ensure they don’t kidnap one of these minors and try to use them to coerce us into subjugation!” Wine said.
He slammed “regime apologists” for questioning the travel of his children as the January 14 election draws close.
“The regime propagandists should be very ashamed. In a free and democratic country, nobody should live in fear simply because they oppose the government in power. In a free country, a presidential candidate would never have to wear a bullet-proof jacket and helmet in order to go for campaigns! That is the country we are struggling to build. Gen Museveni should even be more ashamed that 35 years later, children have to yet again run away from their country over fears of vengeful attacks!,” he said.
He added, “The regime has made it a deliberate plot to attack me, and when they don’t, attack those who are close to me so as to demoralise me! There is nothing Museveni is not ready to do in order to stay in power against the will of Ugandans!”