KAMPALA – Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has said police have lost credibility for always using excuses to block his rallies when such orders are actually from the head of state.
Bobi Wine said police has always blocked his concerts, saying that he does not meet requirements but now their source of orders has been confirmed.
“For each of our 156 blocked concerts, the police leadership lied that we did not meet some ‘requirements’! At one point they said we didn’t have enough ambulances, then they said we didn’t have enough toilets, then they said Busabala had all of a sudden become too small to accommodate people, then they said the venue was not fenced ‘well enough’ to guarantee security, then they said we didn’t have a traffic management plan, then they said all police officers were busy in Sironko and could not secure the concert!” He said in a statement on Saturday.
“Unfortunately some Ugandans have accepted to be used to speak these ridiculous lies on behalf of the ruling class! At one point it was Emilian Kayima, then Fred Enanga, then Patrick Onyango! You forgive such people because they don’t know what they do,” he added.
“Now the man on whose behalf they have been lying has come out to own it all. The emperor is naked!”
Bobi Wine was referring to President Museveni’s remarks in a BBC interview where he said he had ordered that Bobi Wine should not sing in Uganda again for mobilising foreigners not to invest in Uganda.
But Bobi Wine, who on Friday ridiculed the President’s assertion, said that the regime’s lies will soon be exposed.
“For context, on 8th October a police truck delivered this backdated letter full of lies, hours before our concert. At the back of the truck were soldiers who immediately surrounded my house to place me under house arrest!
What makes me very glad is that even a few Ugandans who still had doubts about the lack of shame, can now see how deep we have sank. How should our children trust the word of a police officer tomorrow? Ultimately, this country belongs to Ugandans and they will soon reclaim their country!”