Bobi Wine’s Luwero Speech Sparks Criticism, Divisions among NUP MPs


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Bobi Wine’s sectarian remarks have caused NUP supporters and leaders to question their leader’s integrity, sincerity, and competence to lead the party, much less the country.

Bobi Wine, while traversing through Uganda on a mobilisation tour, arrived in Luwero on September 8, 2023, and thanked the crowd for taking time to travel from Kampala to Luwero. The act was a clear indication that NUP leadership transported supporters from Kampala to Luwero to avoid the humiliation that had occurred in Northern and Western Uganda.

In his speech, Bobi Wine claimed that President Museveni had killed numerous people and used tribes to divide the nation.

He also asserted that General Felix Kulayigye, spokesperson for the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), made allegations about the presence of explosive devices in Kampala and Wakiso.

He continued sharing misleading information with the audience by asserting the absence of explosive devices.

Bobi Wine called upon Baganda living in Buganda to have courage and actively oppose Museveni.

Kyagulanyi urged NUP parliamentarians to support his efforts in promoting acts of violence in Buganda, as other regions have declined to participate.

However, some NUP MPs across social media criticised Bobi Wine’s careless talk, which displayed a disregard for the prospect of mortality. They continued to say that he ignored historical instances of conflict in Kenya and Rwanda that led to huge losses of lives.

The use of insulting phrases and the propagation of sectarian incitement, alleging that the government and President Museveni had orchestrated harm towards the Buganda population, have generated significant discord among several Buganda leaders.

They stated that his remarks are disturbing rather than an inspiring message capable of effecting transformative change in the lives of Ugandans.

Members of the party who have been travelling with Kyagulanyi claim that his sectarian remarks have caused division within the party, stating that defections to other parties have already begun.

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