KAMPALA —Prof Mwambusya Ndebesa, a history senior lecturer at Makerere University has revealed that Bobi Wine is now the only presidential aspirant Muganda who has support both from Buganda and Uganda since 1958.
Professor Ndebesa in a statement on his social media, noted that Bobi Wine whose real names is Robert Kyagulanyi has overcome a political dilemma that failed all other Baganda presidential aspirants.
“There is a political tradition that Kyagulanyi has broken,” he said explaining that from the beginning of politics of Buganda Vs Uganda since 1958, if an aspiring Muganda national leader identified himself with the Buganda Kingdom cause he would lose national support and if a Muganda aspiring national political leader identified with the Uganda-wide causes he would lose support from Buganda.
“Now Kyagulanyi is the first upcoming Muganda national leader who has overcome this dilemma of Buganda and the rest” he said noting the Bobi Wine, a youthful legislator seems to be the first presidential aspirant Muganda who has support both from Buganda and Uganda.
Prof Ndebesa noted that all other previous Baganda presidential aspirants faced this Buganda Vs Uganda baggage.
When I.K Musazi he said for example initially identified with Uganda-wide causes he lost Buganda support and when later he identified with Buganda cause he lost Uganda-wide support.
He also pointed out Kiwanuka who identified with the rest of Uganda and lost Buganda.
“This is an interesting development that has broken with the tradition,” professor Ndebesa said.
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine had earlier warned that the people of Uganda will rise up if incumbent President, Yoweri Museveni tries to rig in the 2021 polls.
Speaking to Aljazeera on Saturday morning, Bobi Wine said the winds of change are sweeping the Continent and that, he expects them to Uganda in 2021.
“I did not say people may rise up. I said people will rise up to claim their country if President Museveni stops us from participating or rigs the election,” Bobi Wine said.
He also revealed that opposition bigwigs are in their advanced stages of agreeing to a single joint candidate ahead of the crucial polls.
“We want to confront the dictatorship with one strong voice,” he said.