National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential Candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert alias Bobi Wine says ; “I sympathize with President Museveni for calling my supporters fools.”
Mr Kyagulanyi made the comments on Sunday, just a day after incumbent president Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni said, “Kyagulanyi has fools who are backing him for presidency.”
“Amongst the fools supporting Bobi Wine are the Europeans. They became fools long time ago. I also know the fools supporting him within Uganda,” Mr Museveni told National Resistance Movement (NRM) leaders and flag bearers during his campaign meeting in Hoima City on Saturday.
While addressing his supporters at Ruhindi, Mbarara City, Mr Kyagulanyi who is also the Kyadondo East MP responded saying: “It is dangerous and saddening to have a president that still thinks, reasons and acts like Mr Museveni.”
“President Museveni himself said that when you get so old, you damage parts of your body. Museveni is tired and that is why we the youth want to retire him peacefully. Our supporters are not fools; they want change,” he added.
“For Museveni to get people on his side, he either coerces or bribes them but money won’t solve all our problems. Bribery does not put medicines in hospitals or pay medical workers or security people. Besides, he won’t be able to buy all the people,” He added.
“Bobi Wine’s group is nonexistent. If there’s any, I will wipe it out completely because for me I work undercover,” Mr Museveni said.
Mr Museveni who assumed power in 1986 following a five-year guerrilla war-fare, has further used his campaigns, to reiterate that, “Nobody will disturb our elections. Anybody who will try will fail. We shall crash them.”
Ugandans head to the polls on January 14, 2021 to decide whether to extend Museveni’s rule 40 years or to usher in a new leader chosen from the ten other candidates including Bobi Wine.