KAMPALA – The Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulangi alias Bobi Wine has on Thursday 3 lashed out at the government claiming that it is behind the impeachment of Kyambogo University Guild President Jonathan Tundulu.
Tundulu a People Power member who is accused of lack of leadership skills, mismanagement, and selfish interest was impeached on Wednesday, October 2.
Bobi Wine says that after beating the National Resistance Movement (NRM) in so many guild elections, the ruling party resorted to intimidating and harassing their (People Power) comrades.
“Now they are trying to remove them from office! Indeed, yesterday we witnessed the state machinated unseating of the People Power Guild President of Kyambogo University H.E. Tundulu Jonathan,” said Bobi Wine in a statement.
The influential MP accuses the NRM of bribing guild ministers to impeach their president.
“All evidence, including audio recordings show that the GRCs and Guild Ministers were paid to carry out this impeachment. The regime having impoverished the people, believes in using money to buy them into doing anything,” he said.
“This must stop, this shall stop. It is also very sad to see young people being used to retaining a 33-year-old tired dictatorship just for little tokens. I want to call upon the young generation not to be led into temptations by their tormenters. I thank the students of Kyambogo University who have stood and continue to stand by their Guild President. We are with you,” added Bobi Wine.
Last week, Tundulu sacked the entire executive and accused them of failure to provide accountabilities, a directive that was later reversed by University management.
Tundulu who has been Kyambogo guild president since March this year was due to leave power next year.
His tenure has been marred with unjustified strikes and multiple charges of graft that have undermined the image and legitimacy of the People Power.
The chaotic crisis in past days in Kyambogo has further angered his cabinet ministers who became increasingly impatient with his dictatorial and selfish procedures.
Tundulu won a bitterly fought election in March to become the Guild President.
His impeachment means that Kyambogo will have a caretaker government headed by the Dean of Students.
According to the Guild Constitution, an election should be held after 28 days of the impeachment of the sitting president.
However, a source says, Tundulu will push for a referendum to see him get at least 2/3rds of majority votes from the students fraternity to maintain his position.