More voices are coming out lambasting opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) over his comments in a BBC interview where he appeared to turn on his fellow opposition members of parliament when asked a question about the Anti-Homosexuality Law.
The Justice Forum party (JEEMA) has penned a letter to the NUP boss, condemning his comments and demanding that he retract them immediately.
“This law was overwhelmingly supported by the whole house including NUP MPs, who risked their lives to protect our cultural and religious values. Your response in which you accused these dedicated individuals of betrayal, has deeply troubled members who are seeking to see a change of leadership in our country,” wrote Muhammad Kateregga, the JEEMA Secretary-General to Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine last week returned to the UK for the first time in 10 years, having been banned by the country for the lyrics in one of his songs, which were deemed homophobic.
Upon arrival in London, he gave an interview to the BCC in which he evaded responsibility for the Ant-gay law, which was passed in Uganda in May this year.
The law, he said, was introduced by President Museveni as a ploy to fight him and eviscerate his support from international funders.
Asked why the law had overwhelming support from members of his own party, Bobi Wine, said he had no control over the MPs, adding that some of them were in fact working secretly with President Museveni.
Bobi Wine also said he “would be cautious” when asked if he would repeal the law if he were to be elected President of Uganda. But according to Jeema, whose President Asuman Basalirwa authored the Anti-Gay law, Bobi Wine’s comments were a step too far.
“Mr Ssentamu you have the right to support homosexuality without demonizing your fellow leaders who have treated you with respect since they came to know you,” wrote Kateregga.
“We call upon you to retract your accusations and demonstrate your commitment to fostering a culture of respect and cooperation with fellow leaders.”
Other leader’s, such as antigay activist Pastor Martin Ssempa have come out to express disappointment with Bobi Wine, calling his remarks a betrayal of his own people. (For comments on this story, get back to us on 0705579994 [whatsapp line], 0779411734 & 041 4674611 or email us at email@example.com).