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Bobi Wine: Museveni is Worse than Idi Amin; He’s Drunk with Power

Museveni’s End is Near – Bobi Wine

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Kyadondo East MP and singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has said President Yoweri Museveni is worse than ‘dictator’ Idi Amin.

Idi Amin ruled Uganda between 1971 and 1979 and his reign was characterized by acts of gross human rights violation.

Museveni has been in power since 1986.

Although he is praised for considerable gains in the economic development and relative democracy, his achievements are increasingly being dimmed by his overstay in power.

Bobi Wine is a rising political figure whom some expect to challenge Museveni in the 2021 presidential election.

Bobi Wine has been giving interviews to international and regional media on his quest to remove Museveni.

Bobi Wine during the JKLive show
Bobi Wine during the JKLive show

He spent much of September in the US where he addressed an international press conference alongside his lawyer Robert Amsterdam.

Bobi Wine also gave exclusive interviews to VoA and Aljazeera, among other international media houses.

Upon his return to Uganda, he addressed reporters at his home in Magere, Wakiso district.

Last week, he appeared on NTV Kenya’s sidebar.

On Wednesday, he talked to Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange during the JKL (Jeff Koinange Live) show, that also featured youthful Kenyan MP Babu Owino.

Bobi Wine on Museveni and Idi Amin

Bobi Wine on JKLive show.
Bobi Wine on JKLive show.

Reading from, almost, a similar script he followed during his previous interviews, Bobi Wine took a swipe at Museveni, this time saying the three-decade leader was worse than Idi Amin.

“I did not see Idi Amin but I think Museveni is worse; he has misruled us longer than Idi Amin and he has messed up everything that Amin did,” Bobi Wine told Jeff Koinange.

“Idi Amin was a dictator but he did not destroy the infrastructure, he did not condone corruption.”

Bobi Wine further hit at Museveni for refusing to be a servant of Ugandans.

“Museveni disrespected Ugandans by telling us bluntly that he is nobody’s servant. The people of Uganda are here to remind him that he is supposed to be a servant of the people,” he said.

“We want a servant leader and not a ‘boss leader’. Let’s give power to the people to choose and unchoose that president.”

Bobi Wine: Museveni Drunk with Power But His End is near

MP Bobi Wine on Citizen TV Kenya
MP Bobi Wine on Citizen TV Kenya

Asked if he envisaged a coup like the one that happened in Zimbabwe, when the military ousted nonagenarian president Robert Mugabe in a bloodless takeover, Bobi Wine said: “Whichever way it ends for Museveni, his end is near.”

“I believe President Museveni is drunk with power,” he said.

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