KAMPALA – The Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has mourned the fallen academician and politician Professor Apolo Robin Nsibambi.
Bobi Wine who was outside the country returned to home on Tuesday to the sad news of the passing of Uganda’s former Prime Minister and distinguished academic.
The legislator described Mr. Nsibambi as a good man who represented the best of his country.
“Prof. Nsibambi represented the best of our country. He was a good man; a statesman par-excellence. Known for serving his country with honesty and dedication, Prof. Nsibambi was never involved in any public scandals and theft of public funds. He believed in hard work. Those who worked closely with him speak of him as a man who kept time and kept his word- traits which are extremely scarce with our political leadership,” said Bobi Wine.
He said Prof. Nsibambi was a good example of change in leadership as he asked president Museveni not to reappoint him in 2011.
“Towards 2011, Prof. Nsibambi publicly stated that he had requested President Museveni not to reappoint him, because he believed that leaders should retire after making their contribution. In 2017, he fortified this position when he indicated his strong opposition to removing the presidential age-limit. In fact, his life after public service proved that one can serve in a powerful position, leave office and live a dignified life as a private citizen. Always smiling, his life reflected Godliness and contentment- which as the old scriptures tell us, are great gain.”
Mr. Kyagulanyi applauded fallen professor for leaving behind a solid legacy as a true patriot whom the younger generation of leaders can learn from.
“Barbie and I send heartfelt condolences to his family while appreciating them for accepting to share him with our nation,” adding that, “May God rest his soul in eternal peace!”
Uganda’s Ex-Prime Minister Apolo Nsibambi has died on Tuesday at the age of 78. Mr. Nsibambi, a Ugandan academician and politician was appointed premier by President Museveni from 5 April 1999 until 24 May 2011.