The National Unity Platform (NUP) party president Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert has in a lengthy Facebook statement published Tuesday urged opposition supporters to desist from attacking cultural and religious institutions.
Kyagulanyi, whose popular name is Bobi Wine was reacting to a viral video clip showing a woman donned in red attire and a beret identical to that of the NUP party.
In the video, the aggressive lady identified as Nalubwama charges at the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga and Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda on their trip in Boston.
She is heard making disparaging statements that place the reputation of Buganda in tatters.
“We shall storm your kisakaate (cultural workshop) and you explain to us why you cannot take care of your ailing husband. The Kabaka is dying but you’re busy on useless trips. You will not hold that meeting as long as we are here. This is not Buganda where you have royal powers,” she cautions in the 8 minute viral video shared by Kajjubi Fred Lumbuye, a blogger who pioneered attacks on the Mengo establishment.
Bobi Wine says as the NUP, they condemn acts that demonize cultural institutions like Buganda.
“Our enemies want to see us divided so that they can rule a disunited population devoid of unity to fight the oppressor,” Bobi Wine notes in a statement originally published in Luganda.
“That’s not what we stand for as NUP and it’s not our ideology as People Power. We condemn such reckless statements from those who posture as our supporters when they have their own hidden agenda,” he notes.
Attacks on the person of the Kabaka were initiated by Turkey based blogger Kajjubi Fred Lumbuye who claims the monarch is badly off with a strange illness which he claims to be poison. Lumbuye in a real time video rallied his supporters to change profile pictures to use a manipulated image of the Kabaka and levy pressure on the Katikkiro to take him to hospital.