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Opinion: Bobi Wine needs figure out his own way, don’t copy Mzee!

“It should be known that Uganda is not short of amazing policies. We have had very many propositions that have been very well-researched intelligently thought through and presented. However, because of the rampant corruption, and the lack of the rule of law, none of them have been implemented. Our policy is implementation, even if we implemented the 10-point programme that Museveni was singing 33 years ago, we would be ahead” (…) “Yes, we have had very many programmes, the Vision 2040, and many others, that have been presented and shelved. They are not implemented because of the rampant corruption. And most of the corruption scandals are traced back to the President’s Office, to his family members and cronies. So, our main target is implementing the policies and programmes that have been suggested in the past” – Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine in an Interview 15th June 2019 (Paul Murungi – ‘Uganda: I Will Implement Museveni’s 10-Point Programme – Bobi Wine’ 15.06.2019).

I don’t know if Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine sees it or not, but these sorts of statements make him less like a viable character and less of change of guards. What difference is it between him and Museveni? That is if you are planning to follow the guidelines and the programmes, made in the past.

Why do I say this?

Well, if a man is supposed to challenge someone and show finesse. As a musician, you don’t bite another man’s lyrics, bite his beats and his stage persona. No, you make your own lyrics, your own rhythm and beat the crap of the others on stage. However, Bobi Wine is biting and copying Museveni without any consideration.

This is disappointing. Not that the 10-Point Programme wasn’t a fine paper. Not that the Magna Carta wasn’t a fine paper, the 1995 Constitution was commendable. Still, the new leader post-Museveni should find his own way and secure the future. Not use the techniques of the old. Bobi Wine should be different, if he want to be a positive change. Not just, photocopy and hope people spot the difference.

Let’s get serious, will Bobi Wine consider taking the programme of Uganda Patriotic Movement too? While he is at it? Because now he seems positive to the government own programmes and what sort of framework they have put out. Even if none of these is implemented as per say, shouldn’t he at least come with some significant policy of change?

This is showing a lack character and lack of progress, when your copying the talisman of old. When your not configuring the future and thinking on your own, but just biting off the former heads. If he wants to be different than Museveni, why take his mojo? If he wants to be seen as progressive and a fighter against the junta, why take their old plans and revitalize them?

It just doesn’t make sense. Not to me at least and I want to see change, but by following the policies and guidelines of Museveni. There will be none. It will be more of the same and just more reckless behaviour. Not less of it. Therefore, to think of making the 10-Point Programme viable again. Maybe, just maybe.

Bobi Wine should try to formulate his difference strategy, his sort of plan of a transition and his arrangements for a better governance without Museveni. Because, at this very moment, I don’t see it. Other than a naked populist without a touch of grace, even Besigye has a own plan and wording on how he see the next steps. He is not copying anyone. This is what Bobi Wine needs to do as well.

Bang out a few hits, find the formula and spread the news. Not copy. That is sloppy. Peace.

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[A Memo] The NRM will never accept Bobi Wine!

If you didn’t the get the memo.

You can get it now.

The National Resistance Movement (NRM), President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and all his comrades will never ever accept Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. They will never ever take him in or give him way.

President Museveni called him in the midst of a speech today “indisciplined” and Muhammad Nsereko said he couldn’t other things than his family. Both of them is part of the Junta and the regime itself. They are just not as fabulously worded as Tamale Mirundi and Andrew Mwenda. Still, the same sort of affair and wording is there.

The President and the NRM will never ever open up the door for a Bobi Wine. Just like it never opened the door for Dr. Kizza Besigye. They have used the same words and opinions against him. This is recycled propaganda and rhetoric aimed at another political advisory. Now its Bobi Wine. His is in the spotlight and is the bird that is shoot down.

The bus isn’t letting anyone who isn’t anointed by His Excellency. The chairman and the Executive is now disbarring him. Just like he and his allies has done in the past. It doesn’t matter if Bobi Wine would speak of genuine dialogue and actual peaceful change. The President doesn’t want to step down and he expects blind loyalty like from the people. That is why the MP and artist is indisciplined.

We know that the ones defying and actually resisting the general of the Resistance Movement gets into trouble and get all kind of names. Right now that is Bobi Wine, he just happening to be the guy who stand on a mantle, just like Besigye have done and does. Therefore, his not the cadre or the minion that the President wants. Peace.

Opinion: Do you want to drive Tax-Free on the Toll-Road? Dip through as part of the Presidential Convoy!

“The House has passed a clause in the Road Bill, 2018 that provides for paying of road tolls. The clause provides exemption to presidential convoy, emergency vehicles like ambulances, fire engines and military, police and other security vehicles on emergency duty” (Parliament of Uganda, 14.05.2019).

Well, if you find it expensive or outrages the new toll-roads built by the government. Where the public have to pay down debts as toll to pass. Then, you have one way to get rid of that problem; this is all thanks to the gentleman and nobles at the Parliament. Yesterday, they put a clause, an exemption for the Presidential Convoy. So that the convoy doesn’t need to pay to pass on these roads.

This is opening new possibilities. So, if your driving on the Entebbe Expressway. If you have the time. Just wait until the President and his people is riding pass. So, that you can join the convoy, because who knows whose part of it or not. Especially, if you have a tinted SUV or a White/Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. You are set for life on this place. You might never have to pay again. Because your naturally part of the Presidential Convoy. Its all magic baby.

That is the gift of the Republic, where his majesty, His Excellency, the Fountain of Honour is blessing his peasants and servants, as they should oblige and follow suit. This meaning, every time they pass by the Convoy. They should dip through traffic and pass into it. Because, no one really knows whose a part of it or not. Except for the snipers, the luggage-cars and whatnot the President needs at all time. Also, a few of his advisors, as he has over a 100 of them to pick off at any moment of time.

That is why, the new way of driving cheaper is to tax into the convoy and drive through the tolls, as that is the way of exemption. Be a leech and a smart pawn. A person who is ruthless and has the ability to blend into the long line of cars, which is all supported by several of police cars, mambas, Special Force Command and an unlucky cousin. So, in that mix, a fellow random gentleman should pass by too. In such a manner, that he also escapes the added tax on the toll roads. That is just fair game. Peace.

Opinion: Jeje Odongo and the NRM is afraid of Defiance!

Not that this is news, but last go-around in the General Election of 2016. The Authorities sealed off all activities of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and even barred it from entering its own headquarters. They even took a lot of printed materials and arrested several. Even put the defiant leader Dr. Kizza Besigye behind house-arrest for God-Knows how long without charges, warrants or a proper Court Order. This was all because of DEFIANCE.

Now, as the People’s Government and People Power Movement have joined forces to dismantle the regime. They are hurrified and need remedy. That is why the Minister of Internal Affairs Jeje Odongo have summoned all leaders of Security Organizations like ISO, UPF, UPDF, Veteran Affairs, Prisons and Attorney General to a meeting of the National Security Council discussing the matter of DEFIANCE.

This is very ironic that the NSC has to discuss this, seemingly they all are part of the Resistance or the Resistance Movement. It is such a special narrative, that keeps on giving. That the NRM are struggling to cope with the public or even especially the opposition openly being in defiance of them. They want to delegitimize the state and its activities, also block and boycott. That is what being defiant means. Certainly, this is hitting the strain, that the People Power and People’s Government have decided that this is the way. Not that its easy, but surely the State trying figure it out now.

This is a real spark and proving how powerful the acts are, especially if they are joined by all walks of life. If the public really riot, demonstrate and not caring about the tear-gas, road-blocks and the danger it causes, by assaulting the privilege and the armed regime. Because, by standing up it, it will cost, a lot and many will spend time behind bars. Even sadly loss of life, because the authorities of these regimes uses bullets to intimidate and make a point. The ones on the frontline will be touched, whether they like it or not.

So, if this DEFIANCE is real, it has to be materialized, into a collective effort. A journey of oppression, which in the end will hurt the authorities and the state. In a way, where they cannot return. That the NSC speaks of it, only proves the power of it. If it is really used as intended. Because, it doesn’t help if Bobi Wine or Besigye is defiant against the state alone, there need to be a uprising of epic proportions to shake society to its core. To make Bosco aka Jajja aka Museveni loose his cool. He has to see a revolution that will make him naked. Which will make the guns, the mambas, the tear-gas and all the things that keeps the balance out of order.

Until then, there will only be more bloodshed, more land-grabbing, more corrupt behaviour, not to talk about empty propaganda to make the Fountain of Honour look like Angel, while we know he is the devil. Peace.

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Joint Press Statement Following a Cordial Meeting Between the Leadership of the People’s Government and the People Power Movement (08.04.2019)

Opinion: Government Spokesperson Opondo says Bobi Wine is fair-game!

Bobi Wine will be neutralized , he is just excited at his age , yes he has American backers but he will be stopped. He isn’t the first to oppose this government, ,we shall make sure he comes to his senses” Ofwono Opondo on Capital FM (05.05.2019).

Well, this isn’t new, this is more of the same. The National Resistance Movement have tried to do this with plenty and doing this to Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine wouldn’t be revolutionary. That the Director of the Uganda Media Centre, Hon. Ofwono Opondo spoke like this on Capital FM proves the will of the NRM to do whatever to silence the opposition, just as previously broadcast. Just, in this case, all gloves are off.

The man speaks of neutralize a person, meaning to shield him and stop him. This is not having an conversation or even a dialogue. That is far-fetched in this view. This is to ensure, that the MP and Opposition leader follows the program and salutes the master. Bobi Wine is supposed to be a tool and messenger for the Presidency, not challenge it, unless it is in a rigged election and his supposed to accept to loose it. Then, his following the program and being sensitized the right way.

Opondo is clear in his message, though ironic, the Ugandan government is heavy indebted to donor aid over the years of the United States, military training and equipment. It is not like the UPDF would be such a machinery and such a well equipped army, if it wasn’t for the US giving and aiding it. The UPDF couldn’t be such a big Blue-Helmet Operator if not. Not like the North Koreans could supply this or even aid them. This is well-know, so maybe, Opondo should send kisses to Washington D.C. and not claim anything on Bobi Wine whose only retained a US Lawyer Amsterdam.

By all means, the Ugandan government should stop all their connections to the US administration and the aids they are giving. If they are afraid of the interference with Bobi Wine. They should look into their own business and give way. In the meantime, it is easy spin to put blame on Bobi Wine, while the ones eating heavy is in the State House and done so since 1986. Maybe, the greatness of Opondo, even forgot that Museveni was one of the Golden Generation of Bill Clinton, meet in the White House with Ronald Reagan. But hey, that is forgotten history and who needs that.

It is time for Opondo to check his credentials and even his aspirations. Since, his way out of line, but his telling it like it is. Not sugar-coating it. He said he will neutralize him and stop him. They are not playing games. Bobi Wine is a target. Someone for the taking. This is just the beginning. The arrests, house-arrests and charges, until he follows the party line of the NRM. Until then, his fair-game. Peace.

Bobi Wine is out on bail, but not FREE!

Today, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is temporarily free for yet another term. As they took him home after a few days in Luzira Prison on unlawful assembly and inciting violence. Since he with the bail form has accepted to return to Buganda Road Magistrate Court on the 23rd May 2019. This means his only out for about 3 weeks before attending another Court Trial again.

This means the state is starting the process, which they are still continuing from last year in Arua. Where the ones charged for throwing alleged stones on the Presidential Convoy there. The Arua By-Election and the post-election violence, where the driver of Bobi Wine was killed, but nothing has been carried out or official in the concern.

Well, so we can expect that Bobi Wine will return again and again to Court to answer on his demonstration against the Social Media Tax. It is ironic that his Trial went over the VPN from Luzira to Buganda Road Magistrate Court. Where the Courts was doing whatever they could to make it hard.

This battle is far from over, the media houses claiming his free, sadly his not. This is the second charge that is still sticking on him. The Treason Charge of Post Arua By-Election and now the Unlawful Assembly and Inciting violence of July 2018. Therefore, the actions of last year is still haunting him.

The authorities and the state will continue to pursuit and hunt him down. They will arrest him and take him in. Because, they fear his message and what he stands for, which the President doesn’t at this point. The Member of Parliament are really challenging him and the state cannot stomach it.

So, remember, MP Bobi Wine isn’t free, his on BAIL. On a Second Trial and a long-waiting pending case, which the state is still trying to produce evidence for. Which by the manner of these people will take forever until it gets dismissed about 2022-2023. Peace.

Hon. Francis Zaake Statement on Bobi Wine’s Trial Today (02.05.2019)

Today, we attended a court session at Buganda road court in a case involving Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi on one part and Uganda on the other, peculiar enough is the use of video conferencing. It has been applied for the first time in Uganda.

The state has been overwhelmed by protests against the injustice against H.E Bobi Wine to the extent that, they have done all but out of fear.

They feared delivering him physically to Buganda road court.

They judge expressed fear outrightly in her ruling.

They feared containing him any longer.

This is no freedom for Hon. Kyagulanyi at all, it cannot be for us either. There is no freedom unless we liberate ourselves from dictatorship.
It is absolutely our duty and role as Ugandans to determine how we should be governed, we must not be governed out of fear, it must be done out of love for humanity.

Many will critique our approach, but recollecting the words of Theodore Roosevelt, we soldier on. He says that, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Ugandans should join the arena and jettison the junta out of the presidency of this country.

#NB. Vice president Nubian li is safe!

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine – Bail Form/Release Letter (02.05.2019)

Hon. Francis Zaake Statement: Unfortunate day it has been (29.04.2019)

Unfortunate day it has been.

Yesterday, H.E Bobi Wine phoned me and Hon Asuman Basalirwa, requested that we do give him company to the Police CIID headquarters-Kibuli on Monday 29/04/2019.

We had agreed to report at 11:00am but before we had reached our destination, we were intercepted and arrested by Police at Kalerwe while en route to Kibuli CIID headquarters.

We were whisked away to Nagalama Police station in the famous but unpopular Police van.

While at the Police, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi was charged with unlwaful assembly that is alleged to have been committed while demonstrating against OTT last year.

Bobi Wine has been produced before the chief magistrate at Buganda road Court, he was denied bail and remanded to Luzira Prison until Thursday where he will be produced before the same Court at 10:00am.

They also charged me with unlawful assembly while at Busabala which allegedly happened a few days ago but granted police bond until 10/05/2019.

Same People, arrested on the same day, in the same place while traveling in the same vehicle, charged with the same offence allegedly committed at different times, one given Police bond while another produced before court and denied bail.

That is how unprofessional Uganda Police Force can be!

We shall hold on until this government falls.

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