NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba
NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba threatens to sue Bobi Wine for contradictory remarks against the government in power. File Photo

NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba: Bobi Wine should be sued following contradictory remarks against the government in power

Justine Kasule Lumumba, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary-General says the Kyadondo East legislator common name Bobi Wine should be sued in courts of law, for allegedly framing the government in power.

Appearing on a local Radio Station in Jinja District on Sunday 20, October 2019, Kasule Lumumba said that the Attorney General (AG) has the mandate to sue Bobi Wine, if at all there is solid evidence that he made a contradictory statement about the government in power to international communities.

But without revealing exactly what Bobi Wine said.

“If there’s evidence that Kyagulanyi made negative remarks against this government, should be sued,” Lumumba said.

“The issue of Bobi Wine speaking negative words about Uganda is the responsibility of government, through its security organs, to ensure that he is dragged to court because he is not above the law,” Lumumba added.

Last week on Friday, president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni mentioned that Bobi Wine is an enemy of progress in Uganda.

In an interview with Allan Kasujja of BBC Newsday, at State House Entebbe, President Museveni said that when Bobi Wine went to America, he persuaded investors not to come to Uganda to make investments.

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This means he has become an enemy of progress.

“Bobi Wine went to America and said people should not come and invest in Uganda. That’s what he said. That means he is an enemy of progress in Uganda,” Museveni said.

Commenting on Bobi Wine’s statement, Lumumba said that he has a right to contest for presidency come 2021, but it’s not right for him to go ahead and obstruct foreign investors from investing in Uganda.

Lumumba adds that the results of his actions, may not only affect the government but the people of Uganda as well.

“His utterances may stop this government from getting HIV/AIDS funds from the American people and cost HIV/AIDS patients here their lives,” Lumumba added.

Nonetheless, Joel Senyonyi, the People Power spokesperson responding to Lumumba’s remarks on Monday 21, October 2019, noted that Lumumba and the ruling NRM Party should carry their cross, and stop looking for whom to accuse, for their failures.

Senyonyi confidently went ahead to accuse NRM government of torture, corruption and murdering Ugandans.

“The government that Lumumba serves is very corrupt; that is not a lie. Lumumba’s government has brutalised Ugandans, tortured them and even murdered others, all these are facts,” Ssenyonyi said.