Well, when you get to certain levels of fame, fortune and political leverage. The other players and politicians take notice and therefore, you either become someone you aspire to be or someone you tries to downplay. In this regard, this piece is about the ones who tries to downplay Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. This is all to be expected at this point. As the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the President wants to discredit any voice or dissidents that are there. That is natural. So the first one commenting, is coming as clockwork, the second one too. Which also striking in the regard, that its perspective is militarized and belittling Bobi Wine. Take a look, before resume!
“If you surrender government to small boys like Bobi Wine, you would declare the entire country a national emergency in a period of 6 months. These small wanainchi think running a nation is like managing a small music band” – Gen. Kahinda Otafiire.
“The Military formation of Uganda i know currently would not allow the civilian likes of Bobi Wine as their Commander In Chief. Museveni positioned their mind in away they can only accommodate a president with a strong military background or a known political veteran” Gen David Sejusa aka Tinyefuza aka Tinye.
Now, that these statements are out of the way. Let me begin. Otafiire is the clockwork man, the ever loyal cadre to Museveni. No one would ever have the statute or the ability to reign, except his friend Yosri. We all know this, they have been thick as thieves since the Bush-War. There is no denying in that, Otafiire isn’t in government because he was elected, no he got promoted as civilian. Otafiire, has as little traction, as he tried to bribe his competition to win the MP spot. Therefore, he cannot even himself stand on his ground. He has to pay-off people to gain their respects. Therefore, Otafiire, should be reminded, that he has nothing to compete or say himself in this manner. Other than another token of respect to his master and President. So, if Bobi Wine is small boy, what you are Otafiire? You lost to guy in prison, twice before the 10th Parliament? So, your a loser than? Let’s say that is noted.
Now, let me take on a man, I have respected and understandably so, because of his defiance against the state. The way he has leaked information to the Daily Monitor and also worked with Besigye. Sejusa are smart, but falls short. The narrative of constant military presence in the State House and Presidency. Will never lead to the peaceful transition needed in the Republic. If the military are involved in internal manners like that. There will never be hope for a democratic elected leadership, as the guns and the guards will matter more.
Both, also addressed the age of Bobi Wine. While forgetting the average of the National Resistance Army guys entering into power, they where in the mid-thirties and early 40s in 1986. The same age bracket as Bobi Wine. To say that the friend Yoser or Yoweri was to young then. Would be wrong now. The only difference is that Museveni has all the sculls of Luweero on his conscience, while Bobi Wine has none.
Therefore, this belittling has to stop. Get another narrative. Get another preposition. Ask Bobi Wine about his policies and political framework. See if that holds water, not his age and if he has been around people carrying guns. That isn’t government and good governance. We all know that, these Generals knows that too. But acts like the reality is different.
When it really isn’t, yes the NRM is militarism incarnated, but that doesn’t mean the state should be likewise. Peace.