In the wake of the Hoima Woman MP polls, People Power’s Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine has come out to comfort Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) Asinansi Nyakato.
Yesterday, National Resistance Movement’s (NRM) Harriet Businge polled 33,301 votes beating Asinansi Nyakato of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) who scooped 28,789 votes.
In a post on his Facebook page, Bobi Wine has hailed Nyakato for putting up a great fight.
“You did not have even 1% of the resources poured into this election by the NRM regime, but you did your best- waking up each day to move to the nearest and farthest points of Hoima district. You are a true fighter”, he says.
In the same vein, Bobi praised the people of Hoima district and Bunyoro region at large for heeding opposition’s change agenda and withstanding pressures to act otherwise.
“Thank you for embracing the message of change in such an incredible way. I can understand the level of disappointment you have today as you wake up to have another leader imposed on you; your will usurped.
But courage my friends- ultimately, the battle shall be won,” he adds further.
Bobi singled out the entire opposition for praise following their unanimous support towards Asinansi Nyakato quest for the Woman Member of Parliament seat.
However Bobi Wine took aim at some elements amongst opposition parties for steering contradictions rather than heeding to calls of the citizenry.
“There are those who have decided at every point to put their personal or party interests above the interests of the people of Uganda. We condemn this behavior and moving forward, we must have discussions and decide what is more important,” Bobi points out.
Contrary to reports by the civil society, Bobi says the electoral process was by astronomical levels of malpractices by regime functionaries aimed at tilting the ballot in their favor.
“So many of our candidate’s supporters and agents were arrested. Many were brutalized. Some of them are held in detention centers outside Hoima. On the day of voting, many were brutally chased away from polling stations. The tally center was raided,” he said.
As such, he vowed to support Nyakato if she moves to challenge election results.
At the tail end, Bobi says Ugandans should neither despair nor lose sight but instead take lessons from hugely contested poll in the run up to the 2021 general polls.
“We are dealing with a desperate regime which is always on the lookout for who to compromise. Therefore, the most important thing is to pick lessons. These lessons are indeed invaluable as we prepare for the final onslaught come 2021,” he affirms.
Despite NRMs machinations, Bobi is pretty sure that sooner than later it will fall.
“The most important thing for us is to be smarter and more organized than the dictatorship. I am persuaded beyond doubt that we shall soon overcome.”