Tomori, NCMP – Listening to an interview where Bobi Wine was discussing what he will do if given the mandate to rule, he was so right about the fact that for the first time, there should be a transition from one leadership to another through a free and fair election. But in his analysis, he fails to offer any tangible solution or alternative leadership.
Longtime President Yoweri Museveni, 76, is facing a strong challenge from popular musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine in his bid to secure a sixth, five-year term in office.
Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, was just four years old when Museveni, a former rebel leader, came to power in 1986.
There has been concern about the Bobi Wine’s campaign over time. In all, his campaigns are bogus. He has no data of convincing people to vote for him apart from that clique of M7’s overstay in power.
Following his campaigns for a while now, but nothing comes out apart from incitement and stirring emotions out of his voters. Bobi needs to actually learn fast and quickly so as to provide a solution to Uganda’s age long leadership vacuum.
Bobi Wine will need to look beyond just removing the incumbent leadership, but what exactly is he going to do if given the mandate.
Looking at the NUP manifesto, the 47-pages document is full of promising plans for the people of Uganda. In the introduction, it was mentioned that the National Unity Platform grew out of the People Power movement.
“The movement was formed to spearhead the first ever inclusive, non-violent transition of political power in Uganda. Our vision of Uganda is a dignified people thriving under an inclusive constitutional democracy. We seek a transition from the 35-year long dictatorial regime to a people’s choice government through free and fair elections. We are compelled by Article 1 of the Constitution of Uganda 1995, which grants all power to the people of Uganda. “
The manifesto added “Our aim is to guarantee respect for the constitution. Our accountable leadership has been built from the grassroots to the national level. We shall continue to be strictly governed by the rule of law and universal standards of social justice, in order to ensure individual human dignity, national unity, and true equal opportunity for every Ugandan. We call on all Ugandans to embrace peaceful transition by uniting and delivering resounding change through the power of the ballot for the first time in our history”
As analyst has rightly observed, It is easy to pull a frustrated crowd! The motive of such crowd is not about the manifesto, but a change. The crowd that follows Bobi Wine does not care about his qualifications to lead Uganda into a new era, but they only focus on how M7 can be removed from power and Wine is the only available substance!
But when the mandate is given to him, can he deliver the manifesto?
More than 18 million people registered to take part in high-stakes vote after campaigning marred by deadly violence.
As millions of Ugandans prepare to pick the country’s president this week, the stakes could not be higher.
The run-up to Thursday’s vote has been marred by restrictions on campaigning, arrests of opposition figures and deadly violence. At least 54 people were killed in November as security forces put down protests by opposition supporters.