Uganda's Bobi Wine launches new party ahead of 2021 pollsIn 2017 Bobi Wine won a seat in parliament as an independent candidate not endorsed by any party.
The famous singer and lawmaker, whose true name is Robert Kyagulanyi, has led a party of political pressure known as People Power calling for the retirement of President Yoweri Museveni.
The National Unity Platform new party has a paraglider as its symbol.
He is calling for a united opposition against Museveni, a U.S. regional security ally who has been leading the East African nation since 1986.
Several times the lawmaker has been arrested or detained, including on a charge of treason which he denies.
In 2017 Bobi Wine won a seat in parliament as an independent candidate not endorsed by any party.
His reputation was growing as he rejected divisive attempts to extend the rule of Museveni.