KAMPALA/BUDAKA – Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi, the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament popularly known by his stage name – Bobi Wine, says his People Power movement to whom he is the patron will not stop spreading the truth the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has for long hidden from Ugandans.
The budding opposition figure was responding to comments made by State minister for Gender and Culture, Peace Mutuzo, who cautioned the people of Budaka, against paying allegiance to People Power, a political pressure group associated with popular musician and legislator.
Ms. Mutuzo who lebelled People Power as a movement with no vision and limited leadership skills to run Uganda noted that the NRM government under the leadership of President Yoweri Museveni, has made visible achievements in such sectors as health, education and funding various programme towards poverty alleviation.
The budding opposition figure however was concerned why Mr. Museveni’s Ministers including Ms. Mutuzo are much interested in telling people not to associate with his movement instead of sharing with them economic empowerment strategies.
As people power, he said, “we spread the truth the NRM has for long tried to hide from Ugandans. We shall not stop!”
Bobi Wine also accused the ministers of working for President Museveni instead of working for people.
Repeating the same message, the youthful legislator equally warned Ugandans serving in powerful positions to be cautious about President Museveni claiming that he will use and dump them thereafter.
Meanwhile a good number of other netizens took to social media, attacking minister Mutuzo with hilarious comments, accusing her and president Museveni of presiding over a ‘rotten’ regime with blatant corruption.
A one Ben Nyero Sasagi noted that: “And the greatest tragedy today is pres.M7’s [President Museveni’s] ministers who have consistently accelerated moral conflict by plundering the already scarce resource of Uganda by presenting fictious budget estimates, they are chartalans, an embodiment of lucifer’s dukes and duchesses.”
He added: “As for that warped minded minister should always be reminded that what unites the supporters of power power is the excruciating level of poverty which has reached a crescendo to the extent of people selling their own children to survive in Teso sub region.”
Others told the minister to desist from making such comments aimed at dividing people and the NRM regime has nothing left to offer to the population.
In January this year, the NRM under President Museveni celebrated 33 years in power having handed the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA) regime a crashing defeat, taking over Kampala after a 5 year bush war.
The 33 year rule of Mr Museveni came under public scrutiny, with his competitors accusing him of presiding over a-three decade of iron-fisted rule.
Bobi Wine early this year confirmed plans of challenging Mr. Museveni in the next polls.