KAMPALA – The Mayor of Boston city in USA, Ms Jeanette McCarthy, has promised to support Bobi Wine’s 2021 presidential bid.
Bobi Wine, real name, Robert Kyagulanyi, was in Boston on Saturday night for a fundraising dinner organised by his supporters.
Ms McCarthy lauded Bobi Wine for having courage to challenge the status quo.
“It begins with courageous people when there is injustice that is what everyone is looking for in Uganda because democracy in that country is not so good. It is always said that absolute democracy works absolutely in many states and I can assure Mr Wine that USA will give you support,” she said.
In his speech, Bobi Wine said he was compelled him to run against Mr Museveni due to many injustices in the country such as poor education, bad health services, lack of rule of law and continued injustice.
“We are not going to international agencies and foreign governments for support but I will run to Ugandans in the diaspora to help fund the cause. This is the time to have locally funded election to remove dictator Museveni who has caused misery to our country,” he said.
Bobi Wine also sang for the crowd that was wearing the People Power red berets. Prof Milton Allimadi, a Ugandan living in the US, said he had been following the injustices in Uganda and condemned the raid on the students of Makerere University during the protests against fees increment.
“I call all universities in the world to protest against this injustice because an attack on one student is an attack on all students. We know that Bobi Wine will deliver the democracy that we are looking for,” Prof Allimadi said.
Bobi Wine also met with Ugandans living in Toronto before being hosted on Boston TV where he was asked about a number of issues including his plan to challenge Mr Museveni in 2021.
He is set to meet Ugandans living in Seattle and San Francisco at the weekend.