KAMPALA- The Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre Mr Ofwono Opondo has equated Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine to a “passing cloud” that will fade away with time.
Mr Opondo, also government spokesman was responding to Bobi Wine and his international lawyer Robert Amsterdam from the London based Amsterdam & Partners LLP comments made during a press briefing with world media from Washington DC on Thursday where the two castigated the Ugandan government over torture.
Opondo in a tweet on his official handle said: “Bobi Wine is a passing cloud as time will tell. He isn’t the first one to be pampered.”
“Bobi Wine is following the same political and media publicity route of Dr Kizza Besigye, Olara Otunnu who was accompanied by busloads of foreign diplomats and media, Gen. David Sejusa, and Amama Mbabazi. HE WILL FIZZLE OUT TOO!”
On government dismissing claims that he was tortured, Bobi Wine said:
“It is a habit for Ugandan authorities to torture people and then come out and lie about it. I am not the first, you’ve seen Muslim clerics and women. It’s a privilege for me to be here, what I can do is speak for those people”.
He added: ” Justice for me is the leaders being accountable to the people and everyone being equal before the law.”
The youthful legislator, during a press conference, maintained no amount of brutality will cowe him.
“Ugandans have always wanted freedom and to live in a country where leaders serve them. I want to assert that no amount of brutality will cow us. As soon as my treatment is over, I am going back home,” he said.
Bobi Wine while speaking to the BBC in Washington DC, ahead of his international media conference in the American capital on Thursday, September 6, maintained his stance to fight on alongside the youth, urging them to stand up for what they believe in.
“I am going to continue, most importantly calling upon Ugandans especially young people to stand up for what they believe in and never to give up, never to give, to continue pushing until they get the freedom and dignity they deserve,” the MP said.
“Am going to continue the fight for freedom and it is the fight we must either win or die trying,” Bobi Wine said.