Presidential aspirant and Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has launched a scathing attack at President Yoweri Museveni and his state machinery accusing them of trying to frustrate his work at the new party of National Unity Platform.
Bobi Wine says the conflict with the electoral commission and the masterminded petitions against his new political party are all an effort to bring him down and disorganise him ahead of the polls.
This comes after the protracted war with the Uganda People’s Congress, UPC for the Red Colour and the petition against the manner in which he changed the party name, symbols and colours. In a lengthy social media post, Bobi Wine said that Museveni is in panic.
Below is Bobi Wine’s detailed post.
“The DICTATORSHIP IN TOTAL PANIC!
When we tried to reserve the name ‘People Power’ in 2019, we found that the regime had deployed its apologists to reserve the name so as to block us from registering a Political Party.
Then, we set out to do consultations as guaranteed by the laws of this land. Under the very eye of the Electoral Commission, our consultations were blocked and frustrated.
A few days back, we dropped a bomb shell that threw them into a state of panic. We had been doing all processes legally but quietly for some months. The day we filed papers at the Electoral Commission informing them of the new leadership of the National Unity Platform, President Museveni immediately sacked key people at the Electoral Commission, including Mr. Sam Rwakoojo, the Secretary and Mr. Jothan Taremwa, the spokesman. Their crime? How did all this happen under their watch?
From the day we unveiled the Party, the regime has been thrown into a pandemonium seeing millions of Ugandans who have embraced the idea. They first tried to downplay us, but that did not work. The thousands of people, including leaders who have been flocking our offices to register have scared the hell out of them.
So they took the war to our colours. Yesterday, the UPC Party stated that the war on colour red is not instigated by them, but by the Electoral Commission. They clearly saw that they were losing that war too.
And now, there is a new attempt by one James Byamukama, whose mission can be clearly understood! The regime is trying to clutch onto anything that will save it from the inevitable collapse and embarrassment that awaits it.
This is a Party which has existed for all these years and no body has ever raised any complaint. The changes which have been made in the recent months have all been done in full compliance with all provisions of the Party Constitution and other laws. They have been approved and gazetted by the Commission itself. And now, because Kyagulanyi is Party President and they are seeing how much support we are receiving across the nation, they will use all sorts of people to file bogus cases and do all manner of things. We have information that they are even doctoring some documents on the file! Meetings are sitting every day, to find any avenue through which they can stop us or cut down our momentum. The good thing is that we expected all this, and we expect even more. Dictators are shameless, by their very nature.
My assurance to you comrades- no machinations of any kind have ever saved these dictators. The winds of change can never be stopped by petty laws enacted by petty despots, or even petty schemes instigated by scared dictators. We THE PEOPLE, shall emerge victorious. This new attempt will fail, like all other attempts before them.