ACCRA —The Young African Leaders Summit (YALS) happening in Accra, Ghana has unanimously voted Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobiwine as Male Politician of the Year 2019.
The forum is an initiative of The Young Politicians and Leaders Network, a global movement of young change agents dedicated to training its cohort to take up leadership roles to influence the future of Africa and the world at large.
Budding opposition figure leading a “people power movement” to end President Yoweri Museveni 33-year was voted over his stance on bad leadership and his inspiration to the youths allover Africa.
The singer-cum politician is praised for spending his career singing about social justice and the recent growing influence in politics.
In 2017, Bobi Wine decided to take things a step further by running for, and winning, a seat in parliament, where he represents Kyadondo East.
Now the 37-year-old singer, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has set his sights higher, announcing that he will take on President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled for the past 33 years.
Bobi Wine has accused Mr. Museveni of a combination of deft politics, questionable election practices and constitutional manipulation.
“Eighty percent of our population is under the age of 35,” Bobi Wine was quoted in the Media.
“They deserve a leader who works for the future of Uganda, not for himself.”
The MP has been jailed, beaten and charged with treason—proof, he says, that the President is running scared well in advance of the 2021 election and that change is on the way.
A few weeks ago, Bobi Wine, was selected for TIME 100 Next list which is dedicated to spotlighting the leaders of tomorrow.