KAMPALA – Former government spy chief Charles Rwomushana has said if the West supported Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, President Museveni would be overthrown in a day.
The government has blocked Bobi Wine from holding music concerns, with the President accusing him of de-campaigning Uganda in the West.
But Mr Rwomushana said such assertion my Mr Museveni is farfetched.
“If President Museveni identifies you as an enemy and a threat to his hold onto power, he will close you up. In what interest is Bobi Wine the favourite of the West? When you say the West is behind Bobi Wine, be specific on the country. If they were, Museveni would be gone in 15 minutes,” he said during an interview on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
Mr Rwomushana insisted that Mr Museveni is blocking Bobi Wine’s concerts because he knows they can be a source of an uprising.
“If you are talking about removing President Museveni, you have to know who he is. Bobi Wine isn’t allowed to hold concerts because there is a possibility for an uprising if he held one,” he said.
He also downplayed the influence of People Power across the country.
“People Power is just a creeper plant. To say that they’ve swept the country is a bit of exaggeration,” he said.
People Power spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi, however, insisted that the influence of their pressure group and its leader Bobi Wine cannot be underestimated.
“Mr Kyagulanyi started out as the voice of the ghetto. But this is not about the ghetto anymore, he is representing doctors, business people, civil servants and all people. It has ceased being about the ghetto and that is why lawyers and other people keep coming on board. He began in the ghetto and still firmly holds that place,” he said.
Mr Ssenyonyi also said People Power has reawakened Ugandans about their rights and the need for change.
“2019 has in many ways reawakened Ugandans. Many Ugandans had gotten to a point of being complacent. The work that we’ve been doing is to reawaken the hope and it has worked a great deal. Slowly but surely, people are beginning to realise that this is possible. As far as we are concerned, People Power is humble enough to continue helping Ugandans reawaken their hope. We tell them to play their part. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will lead you there. We have to get organised up to the village level because we have a destination in mind. We have made an incredible journey and are aware that we still have a long way to go. We want the presidency and we are going for it. But not just that, we are trying to put our roots everywhere because we want to have a solid State with a solid Parliament.”