Presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has said he is standing lead this country to complete the “struggle” started by veteran politicians such as Dr Kiiza Besigye, Kawanga Ssemwogerere among others to “free Uganda.”
Bobi made the remarks on Tuesday morning shortly after arriving at Kyambogo University Sports Grounds where is being nominated by the Electoral Commission to run for president.
“Whenever you find the oppressed people, just know they have not been sitting. They have always been struggling. There are phases in struggling to free people. I salute the elders that started this struggle. I did not start it, I am here to complete it,” he said.
Bobi Wine whose supporters have been teargased by the Police as they waved to him while on his way to the nomination venue, accused police of playing double standards by protecting supporters of the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni who was nominated on Monday.
“It is for everybody to see. While the police and military were guarding and protecting Museveni’s supporters yesterday, the police has been beating, teargasing and harassing our supporters who are merely waving to us.”
However, in many instances, Police exercised restraint as Bobi’s supporters kept surging forward as his convoy rolled through Magere, Kisaasi and Ntinda.
Thousands of supporters lined the streets to show their support for Bobi.
He said this is not the beginning of the “struggle,” emphasising that it started way back before he was even born.
“It (struggle) has been ongoing. Comrades like Dr Kawanga Ssemwogerere, Dr Kiiza Besigye and many others have been struggling. We are here because we stand on their shoulders. Because they are the great men that came before us. Our only duty is to accomplish this struggle,” he said.