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Ugandan legislator for Kyandondo East, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known by his stage name Bobi Wine may be challenging President Museveni in the next presidential elections in the country. The dancehall artiste, politician and founder of the People Power Movement in a video interview with CCN mentioned that his team and him considering standing against President Museveni in the coming elections.
“Well this question has come up so many times, and indeed many people have come to me calling for me to stand. We have been discussing this issue with my team and I must say, I and my team we are considering challenging President Museveni in the next presidential election,” he told CNN.
The artist has been making a series of tours in United States of America where he met with the popular civil rights fighter, Rev Jesse Jackson and the Ugandan people. He was also received by the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Michael Holness who alongside the Prime Minister of Barbados and a Jamaican opposition leader watched him perform at the Rebel Salute concert.
He also met the one he calls his ‘childhood idol’, Buju Banton who was recently released from a 10-year jail term in US jail and deported to Jamaica. He posted on Facebook about Buju:
“Just had one of the most emotional days of my life. Meeting my childhood idol, a man who inspired me so much as I grew up was one of the best experiences I could ask for. I saw him. I touched his skin.”
“Like a child listening to a father, I sat down and listened to this great man. It was so captivating. It was very spiritual. It felt like I was seated under an oracle of wisdom. Wisdom flowing without end,” he continued.
Another Jamaican dancehall artiste, Clifford Smith aka Mr Vegas has promised to come to Uganda to help rally support for the Kyandondo East Member of Parliament.
Meanwhile some of his fans on various social media platforms have started addressing him ‘president’ or wishing he becomes Uganda’s next president. A fan commented in one of his posts:
“My love for you my president is increasing day by the day, and my dream is to see becoming the president of Uganda.
Coz u your worthy that chair.”
By Lobga Derick Sullivan for Iyun Ade Blog