The Kampala Mayoral candidate, Nabilah Naggayi Sempala, has written a letter of victory to her party president Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, ahead of his nomination today.
Kyagulanyi, 38, is among the six presidential aspirants, who are expected to be nominated today at Kyambogo Cricket grounds.
The incumbent Yoweri Museveni, Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, and Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu were nominated yesterday.
In a letter dated November 2, which the ChimpReports saw, Nabilah told Kyagulanyi his victory will not come in 2021 but will be witnessed today.
“If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of Revolution; when the old and the new stand side by side, and admit of being compared; when the energies of all men are searched by fear and by hope; when the historic glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era…..check this…it’s here….The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory,” reads part of Nabilah’s letter.
“The man who charms millions with his guitar, the birds with his voice, the ladies with his sharp style, the youths with the swagger and bounce in his steps, the grannies with his childish smile, the kids with his high fives, the ghetto with his linguar, the corporates with his self-belief and veterans with his large sized ego is now officially government and ruling party’s enemy number one. How does he do it? They ask,” said the outgoing Kampala Woman MP.
“They tried the military, the army, the police, the spy network, the judiciary, prison, planting enemies from within and even the constitution to stop his wave but without success. Now, this good-for-nothing ghetto boy who they said couldn’t attract even a fly is being nominated tomorrow 03 Nov 2020 for the highest office in the land,” the letter adds.
Police have since warned Bobi of a “firm response” if he attempts to hold a procession during today’s nomination exercise.
The EC maintains candidates must be accompanied by not more than ten people to the nomination venue in Kyambogo.
“Police has written to me about this route as I go for nominations tomorrow. Today, we saw people mobilised by NRM standing along different roads, guarded by the police, unmolested,” said Bobi.
“We hope the police will behave the same way if our supporters stand and by the road to wave to us,” he added.
Police wrote to Bobi about a designated route for his nomination, saying it would enable his “timely travel to and from the nomination venue.”
The law enforcement body said Bobi “will be escorted by the Uganda Police Force with a lead traffic vehicle/motorcycle, to the nomination venue with your team as per the electoral commission guidelines.”
Bobi’s convoy will pass through Magere, Kumbuzi, Kisaasi, Ntinda Stretcher road, Spear Motors, Kyambogo University junction to the nomination venue at Kyambogo grounds.
The anti-riot police personnel and military police are being heavily deployed this morning in different hotspots in Kampala especially downtown and Makindye amid reports that People Power supporters are planning political assemblies.