By Our Reporter
Uganda presidential candidate, MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, has dismissed rumours spread by his political opponents about his sexual orientation.
Bobi, who is President Yoweri Museveni’s main challenger in the upcoming general election, denied claims he was gay insisting he is in a happy, heterosexual relationship with his wife.
Speaking to a local TV station on Tuesday, January 12, the aspirant also rubbished claims that he is being funded by homosexual groups. “I am married to a woman you all know, it is a shame, it is disrespectful and I feel insulted to be involved in the sex talk when we have few hours to elections,” he said.
He said there were better things to talk about, like the future of the country instead of his orientation. This is after Museveni, accused the lawmaker of receiving campaign funds from homosexual organisations.
“He (Museveni) can talk about anything because he does not have anything to say,” Bobi Wine said. This came just two days to the presidential elections in which 11 contenders are looking forward to winning the presidency.
The government of Uganda ordered internet service providers in the county to block all social media platforms and messaging apps. The new directive comes after social media users in the country complained of being unable to access Facebook and WhatsApp.
According to a letter from the country’s communications regulator, the social networks’ ban is to be effected until further notice. The Electoral Commission of Uganda (ECU) also issued strict guidelines on the use of cameras and recording devices at polling stations.
The ECU said photography will be restricted at polling stations as Ugandans head to the ballot on Thursday, January 14, to elect the president and MPs.
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