By Chris Udochukwu
Abuja (Precise Post) – Nigeria’s former Minister of Education (a.ka Madam Due Process), Oby Ezekwesili has condemned the sordid brutality visited on wife and son of Opposition candidate His Excellency Bobiwine by the Ugandan Police.
She gave the condemnation when she took to her twitter handle account and tweeted thus:
“That sordid brutality visited on wife and son of Opposition candidate @HEBobiwine by the Ugandan Police is one of the worst abuse of rights ever.
To think that President @KagutaMuseveni is presiding over it because of his 6th election!
Big shame and grossly condemnable.👎🏾#StopIt.
Precise Post recalls that the Ugandan pop star-turned-opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine has cut short a live interview with a Kenyan radio station, saying the military was raiding his home.
“I can see soldiers beating my security guard,” he said, before putting the phone done.
The incident comes few hours before Ugandans vote in a general election following a campaign marked by violence which has killed dozens of people.
Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni is seeking his sixth elected term in office after 35 years in power.
The 76-year-old faces 10 challengers, most notably Bobi Wine.
Human rights groups have accused security forces of using excessive force to break up opposition rallies during the campaign. But the government says the strong measures are necessary to ensure people comply with a ban on large crowds imposed to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.