Thousands of people stormed the streets of West Nile to welcome presidential aspirant Bobi Wine for his first campaign.
Thousands of people Tuesday stormed the streets of West Nile to welcome presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine for his first campaign.
Kyagulanyi started his campaign rally in Pakwach and then headed to Nebbi before closing his day’s tour with a historic rally in Arua City.
While addressing the group in West Nile that kept chanting out his name “Bobi, Bobi, Bobi,” in excitement, Kyagulanyi described the region as one that is very rich in talent.
He said that the region has over the years groomed many world champions including prominent female athlete, Dorcus Inzikuru but they have been let down by the ruling government.
“This region is rich in talent. This is where [Dorcus] Inzikuru comes from. This is where all the world champions come from but today we don’t respect any talent because Museveni doesn’t have any talent,” Kyagulanyi said.
He, however, emphasised that all this will change if he is elected into power. He said he will revive the region’s lost glory in addition to building a new Uganda.
Besides, he said that he will be focused on revamping and rebuilding the state to a level where all citizens will be proud statesmen and women.
“In the new Uganda, we are all going to make sure that we recover everything we have lost and build on that. Uganda will never be the same again and for the first time we are going to look at ourselves and be proud to be Ugandans,” he said.
Also, Kyagulanyi urged all his supporters to go out in big numbers and tick the ‘umbrella’ – a symbol of the NUP. He however also reminded them that they should stick around the polling stations until all the votes have been counted to eliminate any form of vote-rigging that might arise.
He said that the ruling party president Yoweri Museveni has in recent elections used the opportunity after people have left the voting stations to rig the votes.
“President Museveni has always rigged votes but this time, I have no doubt that you’re going to vote, and also guard our vote. Make sure that you don’t leave the polling stations until votes are counted,” Kyagulanyi added.
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine is touring areas of Kitgum, Pader and Gulu this Wednesday. He explains that the government has neglected northern Uganda that is why he has decided to start his campaigns from there.