Kyagulanyi to Besigye: Stop confusing the population
Presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has hit at former FDC presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye over what the Kyadondo East legislator views as confusing messages to the public.
Bobi Wine was speaking as one of the guests at the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Democratic Party (DP) and breakaway factions, some of which had formed into fully fledged political parties.
Kyagulanyi did not directly mention Besigye’s name, but he wondered why the four times presidential candidate continues to discourage the population from registering as voters.
“We believe in real democracy, and that democracy must not depend on us as politicians but on the people. For a leader to say a vote can never oust Museveni without offering a solution is disappointing… We’ll continue to call upon Ugandans like we say [that] what we, the politicians cannot solve, the people of Uganda can solve,” Kyagulanyi said.
“They should go ahead and register as voters, and be many… we have seen it in the recent past; the power of the people prevailed in Kyadondo, it prevailed in Bugiri, Rukungiri, Arua and Jinja East, and indeed it is going to prevail in the whole Uganda in 2021,” he added.
Kyagulanyi told the gathering at Hotel Africana in Kampala that for the opposition to achieve the much desired change of government in 2021, they needed to make the people believe in what the opposition leaders tell them, further suggesting to the opposition supporters not to pay attention to Besigye’s rhetoric.
“Don’t talk about democracy and stand four times and on the fifth time you say democracy doesn’t work. We believe it works,” Kyagulanyi said.
“We have always traded blames for our failure to unite; some leaders are blaming the government… “you know, Museveni is dividing us,” the government is not dividing us, Museveni is not dividing us, we are dividing [ourselves] and if we choose to come together, not even Museveni’s money can come between us,” the musician turned politician said.
Referring to the MOU signed between DP, Social Democratic Party (SDP), People’s Development Party (PDP) and the Truth and Justice pressure group, Kyagulanyi said that it was evident that everything is possible for the opposition groups to work together.
“If we fail to unite, Ugandans will not blame Museveni, Ugandans will blame us. We either unite and win this guy as brothers or we will all be eaten as fools,” Kyagulanyi said.
The DP bloc MOU was reached with a hope of addressing disunity and factionalism within Uganda’s oldest political party and have the DP as the principal organization to lead the new frontier for change.