Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu common name Bobi Wine has aimed a dig at incumbent President, Yoweri Museveni – putting him on another notice that “you will never have the last laugh”.
The popular opposition figure Bobi Wine who was this week nominated to challenge President Museveni for President in 2021 has accused the incumbent of commissioning armed men to commit atrocities against the population.
“Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s military dictator justifying my torture to near death by his guards in Arua in 2018. Shamelessly, he admits that he stood in the way of justice and ensured that perpetrators were never punished! Not even those who shot Yasin Kawuma,” Bobi Wine said- replying to comments by the President on Arua Saga.
Bobi Wine and others including Paul Mwiru, Gerald Karuhanga, Kassiano Wadri were accused of stoning and smashing the windscreen of one of the presidential cars on August 13, 2018.
This fateful day happened to be the last day of the Arua Municipality campaign by-election that sought to replace the assassinated former MP, Ibrahim Abiriga. The incident led to the death of Yasin Kawuma, Bobi Wine’s driver who was shot dead military men.
Now while passing out police officers on Friday, at Police Training School in Kabalye, Mr. Museveni said he protected the SFC soldiers who had been dragged to court by Bobi Wine.
“They [court] actually wanted to punish the boys [SFC] for torturing Bobi Wine. I said no! no! no! This was rubbish. It was the other people [Bobi Wine and group] who were in wrong,” Museveni said adding that he was convinced that Bobi Wine had been beaten properly in the right way.
“This was because the SFC people who are not police minded because they are used to doing other things, went to the room where the MP and other people were, they tried to box them so they boxed them. They acted in self defense and so it was in order,” said Museveni.
Bobi Wine who has since described Museveni’s statement as pathetic says it’s shameful of the President to admit that he stood in the way of justice.
“I can assure Mr. Kaguta Museveni that you will never have the last laugh. All brutal despots throughout history have found great pleasure in the pain of their victims, but they never have the last laugh!” Bobi Wine said, casting the President of peddling lies that he tried to box his guards who were armed with all sorts of weapons.