Ugandan military have at last decided to withdraw from the home of opposition leader Bobi Wine following days of house arrest since the country went to a general election on 14th of January.
The withdrawal comes amidst a court order that was issued on Monday directing the government to let him free. However, on their side, the security agencies argued that the detention of Bobi Wine was for his own good and protection.
After the election, the presidential candidate had alleged vote rigging and maintained that he won the election.
“I am very confident that we defeated the dictator by far. I call upon all Ugandans to reject the blackmail. We have certainly won the election and we’ve won it by far.” He told the journalists few days after the election.
Further, there have been continuous pressure from foreign governments and international bodies to free the youthful presidential aspirant. According to these bodies, the Ugandan government was violating Bobi Wine’s right by keeping him under house arrest.