KAMPALA – A senior UPDF officer, who participated in the Bush War, has said he doesn’t envisage Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, being the commander in chief of the armed forces.
“It is unimaginable seeing Bobi Wine sit in the office that he (Museveni) is occupying. It is true this country has democracy but we can’t allow such a thing to happen,” Captain Sula Sserunjogi told a gathering of soldiers, civilians and senior army soldiers at Butologo hill on Wednesday during the fifth day of the trek led by President Museveni. The President was also in attendance.
Bobi Wine last year announced his 2021 presidential bid. However, Police have blocked his consultative meetings across the country.
“You the youths should know that the president is the commander in chief of the army. You expect Bobi Wine to be our commander in chief? ” Capt. Sserunjogi said.
He urged the youth to respect the achievements of the NRM government, arguing that past regimes terrorized people.
“By the time Museveni decided to wage a war on UPC government, he found us suffering right from Amin’s regime. At one time, a doctor was beaten and dragged on the ground by Amin’s soldiers from a bar at around 9 pm to the sub-county headquarters for one kilometer. He died in police cells,” Capt Sserunjogi said.
“During Amin’s time, soldiers would invade a house, rape women and defile children as the head of the family watches. They would sometimes ask you to clap for them as they enjoyed,” he added.