Most parts of Uganda experienced a total power blackout on Wednesday night -- just a few minutes before the new face of opposition Bobi Wine appeared on Voice of Americas

The blackout lasted about an hour in some parts of the country prompting speculations from pro-Bobi Wine supporters.

Netizens took to social media saying the blackout was an intended move by the government to block people from watching Bobi Wine's interview.

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UMEME, Uganda's main electricity distribution company, on Wednesday, blamed the partial countrywide power outage on system failure at Owen falls.

Also, Uganda Electricity Transmission Company (UETCL) issued a statement indicating that four towers that evacuate two major circuits on Nalubale - Kampala line collapsed due to vandalism causing partial nation blackout.

Reactions on Twitter

"4 power towers?? and later fixed in an hour?? Ono ye PR mzee M7 gweyabagobezza,"

"Wow! Vandalized exactly at the time @VOANews was broadcasting Bobi Wine on NBS! The vandalizers must have used Arua Stones".

"This is the kind of PR Jjaja Bosco said he doesn't need. People are not fools. Stop this with this rubbish please"

"The power blackout in Kampala is proudly sponsored by @NRMOnline and their Chairman @KagutaMuseveni who said Uganda has excessive electricity!"