Otafiire: I Did Not Fight in the Bush War to be led by Bobi Wine

did not fight in the Bush War to be led by Bobi Wine – Otafiire

The Minister of East African Affairs, Rtd Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire, has said while he likes Robert Kyagulanyi’s music, he cannot vote for the NUP presidential candidate.

Speaking at St Kaggwa Primary School playgrounds in Bushenyi District ahead of President Museveni’s campaign meeting on Tuesday, Gen Otafiire said he did not join the Bush War to be led by Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine.

“I like Kyagulanyi’s songs, but he can’t lead me. I did not fight in Luweero for Kyagulanyi to lead me,” he said.

This is the umpteenth time that Gen Otafiire downplays Bobi Wine’s chances of becoming president.

While appearing NBS Television’s Thursday night political show dubbed NBS Frontline last year, Otafiire said that the Kyadondo East legislator is only good at sloganeering and can’t be trusted with power.

Otafiire said that Bobi Wine has never been tested politically and there is need to way him before putting him on the ‘steering wheel’.

“I don’t think Bobi Wine’s popularity is due to his political arguments. It is because of music and what he has been doing is sloganeering. Before we put Bobi Wine on the steering wheel, we must weigh him. There is time for excitement in politics and time for thoughts,” Otafiire noted.


The president this Tuesday addressed NRM political leaders from the districts of Bushenyi, Rubirizi, Sheema, Mitooma and Buhweju.

He is expected to commission Ishaka-Kagamba and Kitabi seminary roads and will later meet municipality leaders.

The president will lay bare key achievements the NRM has registered and other development strategies for the area he intends to achieve once re-elected. He will also task the area party leaders to mobilize for him for support ahead of January 2021 polls.

The government enumerates several achievements in Bushenyi District.

Comboni Hospital in Kyamuhunga, a government run hospital is one of the largest health centres in Bushenyi district with 100 bed capacity.

The district also has 36 government health centres including health centre IVs, health centre IIIs and health centre IIs.

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