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Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has reacted to President Museveni’s earlier missive in which he accused him and his Mityana Municipality counterpart Francis Zaake of leading a group to attack his convoy and NRM supporters in Arua in 2018.

Last week, President Museveni used his different social media platforms to address Ugandans especially the bazukulu(grandchildren) in response to an earlier rebuttal by Mr Zaake.

In the statement, Mr Museveni said the group led by Bobi Wine and Zaake also wanted to knock his convoy using a road-grader.

“The SFC soldiers in a disciplined way, delivered me to the helicopter first and went back looking for the ring-leaders – Bobi Wine, Zaake and others. Eventually, they found them in a hotel. These wonderful gentlemen tried to assault our soldiers with punches. The soldiers punched them back, until they subdued them. It is very impressive that the soldiers never used guns against Bobi Wine and Zaake in the hotel rooms where they were making a fool of themselves,” Mr Museveni wrote.

In the Arua fracas, Bobi Wine’s driver, Yasin Kawuma was shot dead under what Mr Museveni described as “mysterious circumstances.”

In a statement issued last night, however, Bobi Wine slammed the president for being, “heartless and detached from the society realities.”

The singer-turned politician also dared President Museveni to face him in a free and fair 2021 election.

“First and foremost, the very fact that you can torture, mutilate and murder innocent citizens; your own countrymen, and then turn around to quote scriptures and purport to hold prayers reveals the hypocrisy of the highest level. Dictators have no shame! How do you reconcile these public stunts of prayer with the hundreds of victims murdered in Kasese on your orders; young political activists killed by your brutal regime; trillions of taxpayers’ money stolen under your watch, voter bribery, etc etc? The solution does not lie in holding many prayer sessions,” Bobi Wine statement reads in part.

“I have challenged you before and I challenge you again today to a free and fair election,” Bobi Wine added before he appealed for a leveled playing field.

General Museveni,

You either do not live in Uganda, or you are a pathetic liar!

The disease you are suffering from was precisely diagnosed by late Hon. Eriya Kategaya referring to you in his little book, “Impassioned for Freedom.” In that book, Kategaya writes as follows: “I have observed that the longer one stays in power, the more one is insulated from reality. The trappings of state apparatus tend to make one live an unrealistic existence.”

Anyone who reads what you write these days can clearly see that you live in a bubble, completely isolated from where our country is, and what ordinary Ugandans go through on a daily basis. Well, this is expected. After 35 years in power, living lavishly at the expense of the taxpayer and amassing lots and lots of ill-gotten wealth, you are drawn far away from the reality of the common person in Uganda. That is why you have the audacity to mock and insult them in your words and actions, year in year out.

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