National Unity Platform (NUP) Principal Bobi Wine real name Robert Kyagulanyi has been blocked from entering the United States of America (US) due to travel rules.
Bobi Wine yesterday left Uganda for the US via Qatar, to attend NUP Diaspora events including the Uganda Action Day and Convention. The events are all scheduled for this weekend.
The presidential hopeful reveals that when he got to Doha in Qatar, the authorities noted that he was in South Africa less than two weeks back.
“Apparently, there are still Coronavirus-related restrictions for anyone who has been in South Africa from proceeding to the United States until after fourteen days.
Unfortunately, we didn’t detect this earlier. Officials at Entebbe were also unaware of this restriction so they did not advise in it,” says Bobi Wine.
He further disclosed that it’s on such grounds that he canceled his onward travel to the USA and return to Uganda.
“This notwithstanding, the planned activities this weekend will proceed. There are several NUP leaders who are already in the US including Hon. Zaake Francis, Hon. Kayemba Solo and Chairman Nyanzi.
Other NUP leaders are also on their way to take part in the activities. I will also be part of the event virtually, together with a team of leaders who are not able to travel for one reason or another,” he says.