BOBI WINE GIVES UP PLAN TO REGISTER PEOPLE POWER AS POLITICAL PARTY
By Gilbert Mwesigye
Presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi, commonly known as Bobi Wine, has no plans to register People Power as a political party. The People Power movement has operated as a pressure group since its birth a few years ago. But with the 2021 elections knocking, and Bobi’s declaration that he will stand for Presidency, many expected that he would register the party and stand on its ticket.
But Bobi Wine used his appearance on a Buganda Kingdom’s CBS FM Show to tell Ugandans that he has shelved the idea of registering the People Power party after his plans were reportedly frustrated by government.
The pressure group tried to register People Power as a party but the plans were foiled by President Museveni’s invisible hand through the Electoral Commission (EC), Bobi claimed.
“Even if we try again, they will do the same thing they have done before. You saw last time Balaam Barugahara saying he had registered People Power as his thing. They will play all cards to frustrate our plans, but we are going to use different methods,” he said.
“The regime is scared of us. They are scared of any organized group that comes out to seek change. They will not stop us.”
Asked whether he will stand for presidency as an independent candidate as he did in the 2017 Kyadondo East Parliamentary by-election, Bobi said: “We still have time. We have our plan mapped out. We are many steps ahead of the regime trying to stop us. You only have to keep your ears on the ground. You will see and hear about our plans soon.”
During the same interview, the singer-turned-politician called upon people from central Uganda to support his bid.
“I have received a lot of support outside Buganda region. You have seen the love we got in Bugiri, Arua and everywhere we have gone. Out there, people ask me why they should continue supporting me when the people at home don’t. I want to call on the people living here in the central region to support us.”
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