Bobi Wine has announced he will reply to propaganda and controversy surrounding his age and academic documents.
Bobi Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi a Member of Parliament leading both “People Power movement and National Unity Platform and a major critic of the country’s longtime president said he will on Monday at 10 am clarify on a number of issues “intended to cast doubt on my integrity and character”.
“I rarely pause from very important work to respond to regime propaganda aimed at detracting us from our mission,” Bobi Wine said in a social media statement on Sunday.
He added: “But in the recent days, allegations have been made about my academic documents and age intended to cast doubt on my integrity and character. For the benefit of the brothers and sisters who may be shaken by these state sponsored attempts, I will address the nation tomorrow at 10am and clarify on a number of things. I Will be live here”.
Mr. Ssentamu, who was elected to parliament in 2017, has emerged as an influential critic of Mr. Museveni, especially among many educated young people who cannot find work in Uganda, where hospitals often lack basic medicines, and main roads are dangerously potholed.
Bobi Wine, however, gained global prominence in 2018 following his arrest alongside several opposition politicians accused of stoning the President’s convoy.
Bobi Wine has been nominated by his party, National Unity Platform, to challenge the incumbent, Yoweri Museveni who has been in power long before Berlin wall fell.
Museveni has ruled since 1986 and has changed the constitution twice to extend his stay in office. He has also declared his intention to run in the next elections.