KAMPALA – The Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has announced that his consultations over his 2021 presidential bid will assume next week with on Monday, January 6.
Early December 2019, Bobi Wine wrote to the Electoral Commission (EC), saying he intends to carry out consultations over his 2021 presidential bid.
In an acceptance letter, EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama said that the meetings must be held in secluded places.
“We urge you to desist from holding rallies, campaigns and carrying out processions on public roads under the guise of conducting consultative meetings as this would totally be contrary to the objectives of consultations envisaged under section three of the Presidential Elections Act of 2005,” the letter reads in part.
In a statement he released on Friday, January 3 afternoon, the artiste-cum politician said all is set as they have recently been booking places to hold their consultations in seven districts that they intend to begin with.
“Comrades, we kick off our consultations next week! These past few days, we sent out teams to book venues in the seven districts where we intend to begin from, and deliver the relevant documents to the local authorities and the DPCs [District Police Commanders],” he said
He added that “We shall begin on Monday next week from home in Kyadondo East, and then head to six districts in Northern Uganda. The specific districts of Northern Uganda are Gulu District (Tuesday 7th Jan), Lira District (Wednesday 8th Jan), Adjumani District (Thursday 9th Jan), Yumbe District (Friday 10th June), Arua District (Saturday 11th Jan), and Zombo District (Sunday 12th Jan). We intend to reach all corners of Uganda, and our hope is that security agencies will not seek to interfere with us.”
Bobi Wine says that no stone has so far been left unturned, saying that they (People Power Movement) have even obeyed with laws that they don’t agree with.
“We have deliberately complied with all the laws, including those we disagree with such as the Public Order Management Act. Today, I have further written to the IGP notifying him of the developments from the different districts and requested him to direct the police officers at different levels to comply with the law,” he said.