KAMPALA – The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) says it has embarked on a massive task to counter Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi common name Bobi Wine’s diaspora surging dominance.
Bobi Wine has already confirmed that he and his team are ready to take on President Yoweri Museveni to restore freedom of expression to the country.
The singer turned politician’s support base has gone from strength to strength and he has been widely recognized, both at home and abroad with massive support from the diaspora community.
Last month, Ugandans in Toronto, Canada, and South Africa promised to massively support him to challenge Museveni in the next polls who has been in power for over 30 years.
However, the NRM says they will not let his domination go unchallenged.
The chairman of NRM Southern Africa Chapter Isma Luzige, who is in charge is in charge of South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland revealed that they will counter Bobi Wine’s conquest.
“We made a stone breaking statement in the diaspora and the first of its kind to endorse President Museveni as the sole candidate for 2021 elections. We are to carry out a number of activities to canvas support ahead of the 2021 elections,” Luzige said in a statement.
He said, following the “successful” event held at Gallagher Convention Centre, it catapulted a series of activities that will be undertaken by the NRM Diaspora League and will see them move to Turkey, China, and Dubai in a bid to canvas support for Museveni.
Last week, an NRM conference organised in South Africa by singer Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool attracted a low turnout.
Bebe Cool had organised the show to indicate that the ruling NRM party has support in the Diaspora similar to or beyond that enjoyed by People Power movement leader Bobi Wine but Luzige dismissed it as unfounded saying it was fake news and that it sent a warning to Bobi Wine’s People Power group that the ruling NRM party still has many supporters.
“One of their members came to the meeting when most of our members had moved out for lunch and took photos and videos of the conference centre. It was total lies that we are going to diffuse when we start mobilizing our supporters,” he said.
He added: “Many who had written us off because of their lies were shocked by the number of people we were able to attract at the conference. We are not going to stop. Starting next year, we shall hold a consultative meeting in Mpumalanga as we start our activities.”
NRM Diaspora League chairman Hajji Abbey Walusimbi, says the part is top of the massive potential in the diaspora community.
“There is a lot of potential among people in the diaspora that we want to NRM to start exploiting. We need the party to have strategists as one of the ways to take back the support that had gone to other opposition parties,” Walusimbi said revealing that they already have a team of willing cadres that will do the task in Europe, Middle East, America, and Asia