The Police in Uganda deny reports of arresting main opposition leader, Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine.
The opposition party in Uganda had earlier reported that its leader Bobi Wine has been arrested at Entebbe International Airport as he returned from abroad.
The National Unity Party had been planning to hold rallies and described his arrest as “cowardly”.
Meanwhile, the police on Thursday said the NUP President was escorted by their officers from Entebbe to his home in Magere.
“He reached his home around 11.20am, and is with his family and friends,” the police statement stated.
The police therefore entreats the public and supporters to “disregard rumors of his arrest by propagandists.”
President Yoweri Museveni – who has been in power since 1986 – has been criticised for being increasingly intolerant of the opposition.
Bobi Wine has been arrested numerous times and has faced many charges including treason. Rights groups say the authorities have long used trumped-up charges to oppress the opposition.