KAMPALA – Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine must strike a balance between doing political activism and music so as to remain relevant ahead of 2021 elections, an analyst has said.
Bobi Wine, who currently heads People Power pressure group, has declared that he will have a shot at the presidency come 2021 but Yusuf Serunkuuma, a PhD student at Makerere University Institute of Social Research (MISR), says the artiste-turned politician should avoid fizzling out before the election.
“Standing for the presidency has been hard for him, he has to stay alive and remain relevant. My only problem is that he gave up on the music. Bobi Wine is now focused on his activism more than the entertainer he is,” Mr Serunkuuma says.
“People Power has to die before the election cycle because it ceases being a political movement. It’ll either die in victory or defeat, Bobi Wine has to make a choice,” he adds.
Nevertheless, Mr Serunkuuma hails Bobi Wine for setting a precedent in the politics of this country.
“President Museveni is Bobi Wine’s student in this field of using music. The artiste is setting a precedent in the politics of this country. The activist never takes office. Bobi Wine thrives on the legacy of Besigye. Besigye has been able to play his game, he hasn’t become irrelevant. The ordinary people have just taken an interest in what is happening,” he says.