KOBOKO — National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential candidate Bobi Wine has confused his opponents after he’s endorsed one of the own, Mr. Charles Ayume for Koboko MP seat.
While campaigning in the west Nile districts of Maracha, Koboko and Yumbe Bobi Wine real name Robert Kyagulanyi campaigned campaigned for Independent James Achidri, FDC’s Oguzu Lee Dennis in Maracha and NRM’s Charles Ayume in Koboko.
“I have studied Mr. Ayume for a long time and he inspires me. Today I tell the people of Koboko to vote for him. I know he will not say anything good about me but wherever he is, tell him that I support him, ” Bobi Wine said attracting deafening cheers.
Dr. Ayume defeated State Minister Evelyne Anite in the NRM primaries.
He however, faces competition from Charles Yakani, an independent candidate backed by Anite.
Mr Kyagulanyi said Dr Ayume’s father, Mr Francis Ayume, who was Uganda’s Attorney General at the time of his death (2004) inspired him while growing up and that’s why he chose to endorse his son.
Mr. Kyagulanyi in an interview with NBS Television on Tuesday evening said this is not politics as usual.
“This is about a new Uganda. It is about the values we share as a generation….I will tell you that we don’t have any enmity with NRM. We are fighting against the dictatorial tendencies of Museveni”.
He added: “The middle word in our party name is Unity. We believe in unity and diversity”.
Kyagulanyi added that the idea that a president must elect ministers from his party alone is not well thought and in his government, if elected, ministers will be appointed across all the political parties.
Commenting on the endorsement by Bobi Wine, Dr. Ayume Kyagulanyi has the right to show his admiration towards someone.
“Like most people, I had it from the media. I was in field campaigning”.