Monday, 24 September 2018

Bobi Wine Asks Yoweri Museveni To "Respect The Rights Of Ugandans"

Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, at a press conference at his home in Kampala on September 24, 2018
Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, at a press conference at his home in Kampala on September 24, 2018
For his first press conference since his return to Uganda, opponent Bobi Wine warns President Yoweri Museveni.
"I want to know, Mr Chairman, how do you feel when you treat your people this way? How do you feel when you stomp on us?  Bobi Wine said at a press conference at his home on Monday (September 24th).

The former popular singer has directly challenged the Ugandan leader, who has been in power for 30 years: "  You have said several times that you think of yourself as our grandfather, but the way we are treated, brutalized, does not correspond. not how a grandfather behaves".

The MP and several of his supporters were arrested the previous month after an altercation with police who escorted a presidential convoy. Beaten by the police, Bobi Wine left a time for the country to seek care in the United States.

"There will come a time when you will no longer be in power"

"I want you to know, Mr Chairman, that just as there was a time when you were not in power, there will come a time when you will no longer be in power,  " he warned, before asking Yoweri Museveni to "  treat people the way" he wants to be treated and "respect the rights of Ugandans".

For a year now, this popular figure has become the spokesperson for a poor youth who no longer recognizes himself in the regime. And he does not intend to give up, despite his indictment for treason. "  The nation has always looked at you with respect. It is not too late, Mr President, to do what is right. It is not too late to listen to us, not too late to save what you brought to this country. So please, do what is right.", He pleaded Monday morning. According to the police, Bobi Wine is not under arrest, but his passport has been withdrawn.

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