The National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters and Ugandans at large are questioning Bobi Wine’s continued silence on the Anti- Homosexuality bill that was assented to law by the President nearly two weeks ago, but he has only chosen to comment on Zimbabwe’s Parliament passing an amendment to their criminal law code.
“This past week, Zimbabwe‘s parliament passed an amendment to their criminal law code that punishes citizens for any actions that ‘willfully damage the sovereignty and national interests ‘of the country, along with other actions considered ‘unpatriotic violators of this face,” tweeted Bobi Wine.
However, according to his supporters, Bobi Wine, who in the past few years has presented himself as the “voice of reason,” has unfortunately remained tight-lipped on the most popular law of the country, unlike his fellow opposition politicians who gave their stand.
“His silence on the most popular law of Uganda clearly indicates he is in a dilemma: should he support the bill? He stands to lose out on sponsorship from the west, and should he not support it, as his supporters, we will definitely walk out on him. Either way, he stands to lose. But as Ugandans, we still demand his say,” some of his supporters stated.
In the wake of the tabling of the bill in parliament by Hon. Asuman Basalirwa, Bobi Wine claimed that Museveni plays the homosexuality card whenever he presses for answers on the governance of the country and assured Ugandans that the law will never be passed, and if it ever did, it will never be assented to as law.
“The sad part is that Museveni uses this topic as a political tool whenever he has no answers regarding his bad leadership. Whenever he has no answers on the very many bad things happening and the scandals, he plays the homosexuality card to divert the populace because he is aware of where Ugandans stand regarding homosexuality.
“Museveni’s NRM has a majority in parliament; they can pass any law, but they will not pass the anti-homosexuality law; even if they do pass it, Museveni will use proxies to withdraw it later,” Bobi said.
Bobi Wine further stated that homosexuality may be something that has lived in society and that humanity requires to sympathize with the victim.
The majority of Ugandans, religious leaders, and a greater part of opposition leaders welcomed the law and requested that it be put into practice without any delays. Whether Bobi Wine will take a stand either way, he is caught between a rock and a hard place.