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Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine)

Date of Birth: 12 February 1982
Place of Birth: Mpigi District (now Gomba District)


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A slightly bigger tent

Museveni recently ordered the Uganda Revenue Authority to release the bulletproof vehicle that was donated to National Unity Party leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine...

Museveni recently ordered the Uganda Revenue Authority to release the bulletproof vehicle that was donated to National Unity Party leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine...


Motorbike killers strike again

Baganda gapKatumba's role in President Museveni's next cabinet over which extensive negotiations have been taking place was expected to be significant given the need to fill the many Baganda gaps in cabinet ranks after Bobi Wine's strong showing in Buganda during the election and the deposing of many ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs...

The switch of many voters from Museveni to Bobi Wine in the election is regarded there as disloyalty and incipient treason not mere political choice...


Cracks in the ruling party

While Museveni's win in January's disputed elections was matched by his National Resistance Movement party retaining a majority of the seats in parliament several senior party leaders lost their seats with significant losses in Buganda the home of oppositionist Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine (AC Vol 62 No 2 Iron fist carries the day)...

Adding to the sense of intimidation were the heavy military presence around the homes of Bobi Wine and fellow opposition leader Kizza Besigye and weeks of loud fighter jets crisscrossing the Kampala skies...

'Dictator Museveni is swearing in well aware he stole the elections and he is scared of people opposing the sham ceremony ' Bobi Wine was quoted as saying...

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga claimed that Bobi Wine was planning to hold a parallel swearing-in ceremony which the authorities would not allow giving away the real reason behind the siege...


The opposition plans its pushback

Police and soldiers are again cracking down on any signs of dissent as the National Unity Platform led by Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine plans a second wave of protests against the Museveni government...

' Jinja was a particularly strong source of support for Bobi Wine even by the official polling figures which gave him 60% of the vote there compared with 36% for the president...


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As Bobi Wine appeals against result, President Museveni plays nationalist card with European critics

' In the meantime opposition leader Bobi Wine freed from house arrest last week having been confined to his home compound since polling day on 14 January continues to court Western diplomats while he attempts to take his campaign against Museveni's win in last month's disputed elections to the Supreme Court (AC Vol 62 No 2 Iron fist carries the day)...

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Doughty mentioned violence during the elections and the treatment of the opposition especially Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu)...


Iron fist carries the day

Although President Yoweri Museveni won the presidential election with 59% of the vote on a 57% turnout according to the electoral commission over a dozen of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government cabinet members lost their seats while Bobi Wine's (Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu) National Unity Platform took over 90% of the seats in Buganda and became the largest opposition party...

Although President Yoweri Museveni won the presidential election with 59% of the vote on a 57% turnout according to the electoral commission over a dozen of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government cabinet members lost their seats while Bobi Wine's (Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu) National Unity Platform took over 90% of the seats in Buganda and became the largest opposition party...

Bobi Wine officially won 35% of the presidential vote and the NUP took 56 seats...

The FDC was jealous of Bobi Wine's popularity and could not bring itself to make common cause with him against Museveni and it now finds itself marginalised (AC Vol 60 No 23 Unity or bust for 2021)...

Bobi Wine took the anti-Museveni vote from the FDC and believes as Besigye did before him that the incumbent stole an election he rightfully won by rigging the results...

Even the pundits who point out that Bobi Wine's urban popularity is balanced by the NRM's loyal following in the countryside such as older voters who value stability and may still be grateful for the ending of the chaos of civil war 34 years ago acknowledge that Museveni unleashed a wave of murderous brutality as part of a suite of measures to minimise the opposition vote...

Even before the Electoral Commission declared Museveni the winner Bobi Wine had rejected the results claiming the election was rigged right from the start of the campaign...

Bobi Wine sent his children to the United States because he was so afraid of the possibility of them being injured in attacks on his person...

Throughout the campaign the opposition remarked on the ruling party's capture of the Electoral Commission whose chairman Justice Simon Byabakama (who was appointed by Museveni) did nothing as Bobi Wine and his supporters were beaten and their rallies disrupted...

While ruling party candidates were from time to time allowed to carry out massive rallies and processions Bobi Wine and FDC's Amuriat often found themselves in running battles or brutalised by security forces that included police and the military...

Bobi Wine was arrested many times...

The reason for the massive display of state force was the President's realisation that Bobi Wine's support was much stronger than previous candidates...

Muhoozi has for years been seen as a potential successor for his father and he has left no doubt about his dislike for Bobi Wine who he has attacked on social media countless times (AC Vol 58 No 3 Kith kin and cosh)...

While observers from the East African Community and African Union missions said the elections were largely free and fair many especially in central Uganda where Bobi Wine trounced Museveni have expressed the exact opposite...


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