Bobi Wine formally declares ambition to run for presidency

Uganda’s musician-turned-MP Bobi Wine has announced at a meeting of his People Power movement that he will run for president.

He unveiled a team that will run his 2021 presidential election campaign.

His popularity among Uganda’s youth is seen as a challenge to veteran President Yoweri Museveni.

Mr Museveni, 74, is expected to run for a sixth term BBC said.

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Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, is currently facing treason charges after being arrested last year after the president’s convoy was allegedly pelted with stones following a campaign rally.

He has alleged he was tortured and beaten while in custody in August, something denied by the authorities.

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