Robert Kyagulanyi, Bobi Wine - Uganda Politics News

Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has officially announced his presidential bid in the 2021 elections. Since turning to politics about two years ago, the musician-cum legislator has often remained coy about his presidential ambitions, usually giving half answers on the matter. But today, at his home in Magere, Gayaza, Kyagulanyi said he’s ready to take on long time President Yoweri Museveni. Museveni has been in power since bombing his way to power in 1986. His closest challenger has always been Rtd Col Kizza Besigye in elections that have often been marred by rigging and several electoral violations as confirmed by courts in 2016, 2011 and 2015. Besigye and Kyagulanyi have been in talks over the 2021 elections. “On behalf of the people of Uganda, I am challenging you [Museveni] to a free and fair election in 2021…We’re ready to kick Museveni and his cronies out power in 2021 and I am very serious about this.” said Kyagulanyi. Kyagulanyi said he may not be the best educated and most knowledgeable opposition politician to take on Museveni, but he’s “a person who wishes the best for my country and the general citizenry.” “I am ready to challenge the current leadership in 2021 and I promise I will never at any time betray the people of Uganda.” he added. COORDINATORS At the same press conference, Kyagulanyi also announced a team of coordinators from across all regions in the country that will provide leadership ahead of the polls. The…

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