Opinion: Mzee, what progress has Bobi Wine stopped?
“Bobi Wine went to America and said that people should not come invest in Uganda. That means he is an enemy of progress in Uganda. In the 1960s, I was a member of DP but when I couldn’t say, ‘don’t build the Masaka-Kabale Road because I am not in the government, because that road is my road –it’s not for the government. When you go and tell foreigners that they should not come and invest in our country, you are waging war on our prosperity. So why then do you want to come and take advantage of that prosperity? (…) “That may be one of the reasons [for cancellation of Bobi Wine’s concerts] I suspect, I have not talked to the police in details” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on BBC News Africa, 18.10.2019).
Since June 2017, as he won the Kyadondo East By-Election his been an active troublemaker for the President, because he has stood up to him and his causes. That is why, the President tries to deflect and put blame on the MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Instead of looking into own acts and mischief made.
It is not as if the MP tortured himself after the Arua By-Election in 2018. Not like him made the headlines of not being allowed to leave the country for treatment. It is not like its his fault, that the Police Force and their brigades are blocking every avenue and venue for his concerts. That is the state apparatus. Therefore, the enemy of prosperity and the enemy of good political PR is the state.
That’s why its insulting what the President is saying on BBC News Africa. Like he thinks that people are this damp. That he thinks people are not seeing through the shades of grey, that they cannot configure the ordeal and see the reasons for all of it.
This is like the evangelical prosperity gospel kind of nonsense too. You know, if you don’t follow the teaching of the pastor and his church. Your whole business will fail, your whole family will be deceased, and God forbid, if you’re a farmer your crops will not grow. So, with that in mind. The President is pin-pointing wrong.
If it wasn’t for Americans, many government programs wouldn’t have funding, lots of the UPDF equipment and training wouldn’t be there. The list goes on. Therefore, the man should come down about that. After his rise to power, he shake hands with Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Therefore, be at ease, Mzee, take it easy.
I don’t see that Bobi Wine has stopped any progress, but instead shed light on some of the businesses. That the President doesn’t want light shed on. Because, you just want to rule indefinitely without any question or bargain. That is just the way it is.
His a threat to you, that is why his an enemy. Not because his a severe danger to the Republic. Nevertheless, you thinks the Republic will not stand the day you cease to hold the keys to power. We know that, but you can act as if we don’t already know. Peace.