Special Forces Command (SFC) has trashed social media rumours claiming they abducted singer Mikie Wine.
Social media was awash with such reports Monday night claiming Mikie was grabbed while returning from his brother Bobi Wine’s home in Magere.
“Earlier tonight, @HEBobiwine’s brother MIKIE WINE was surrounded, searched & then released by SFC
He’s now in his home,” tweeted Buffalo Soldier, a pseudonym used by one of National Unity Platform diehards.
SFC spokesperson Maj Jimmy Omara told edge.ug on Tuesday morning that he was not aware of such an incident.
“We don’t have an operation of that kind in that place. It’s not true,” he said.
According to Maj Omara, as the country nears voting day, there will be many cases of self-abduction by those seeking recognition and cheap popularity.
“Unless this was self-abduction just to amplify his fame.”
Before the alleged incident, Mikie posted several messages on his Facebook page.
“Ehhh the man has finally accepted defeat mukama akola ebyamagero…is this real?” he posted a video with an edited clip of President Museveni and his brother Bobi Wine’s new election song “Tulonde”.
“Ugandans this the future they are promising us because if you can treat apresidential CANDIDATE like this moreover wen your still looking for votes then what will happen when you are president again NOWAY,” he further posted pictures of his brother surrounded by soldiers on his campaign trail.
NUP diehards also reported that a one Selector Davie (Hamza Bwanika) was allegedly abducted from his home in Magere by SFC “who are targeting NUP/Bobi Wine supporters, family & friends”.
They said another such incident happened in Nakaseke where Violet Nakalema, a NUP candidate for Woman MP was reportedly ‘arrested’ in Kabubbu Butalangu.
But Maj Omara says this trick is getting outdated and that if that was the case, police would be mandated to investigate.
“I think they should try other tricks. That is not our job. Our mandate is clear.”
The subject of this story, Mikie recently told Sanyuka TV that he wanted to join politics too, but realized he can’t just always do everything his older brother does.
“Besides, people would put propaganda around my running,” he noted.
Mikie also dropped a new song dubbed ‘Umbrella‘ featuring his siblings Chairman Nyanzi, Eddy Yawe, Dax Vibez, and Irene Kayemba.
Being an ardent supporter of the National Unity Platform (NUP) Party, also brothers to the party president, Bobi Wine, the song was inspired by the party symbol which is an Umbrella and it is a freedom song.
In this song, the siblings come together to sing about the current political situation in Uganda ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
As they rally people to vote for their brother in the son, also discuss the injustices and share emotional experiences about the police brutality that has been taking a toll on Ugandans since campaigns kicked off.
The seven-minute video was shot during their studio sessions and features images of violence, bloodshed, and Bobi Wine being arrested on different occasions.
Bobi Wine was officially cleared to vie for the presidency last year in November in the general elections set to take place Thursday January 14, 2021.
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