NEBBI. Popular musician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine has hinted at possible run for presidency, come 2021 general elections.
While campaigning for Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) candidate Mr Robert Onega, who is contesting for the Nebbi municipality parliamentary seat, Kyagulanyi said the country should get prepared for a president who is below 40 years of age though he failed short of declaring his candidature.
He said the youth, who are the majority in the country, hold the power to change the leadership of the country if they stand united.
“For 32 years, they have been dividing us using money, party, tribe and religion because they know we have the power but now it is time to wake up and if we work together we shall be able to see the first president who is under 40” Kyagulanyi said.
He said the current government has been fighting hard to disconnect the youths from politics since they know that social media was the only way that the youths were using for sensitisation, they decided to levy tax on it.
He promised to fight hard until the social media tax is scraped off. He said campeigns were not about party or individual but about removing a dictator from power and returning hope among people in the country.
During the same rally, Mr Francis Zaake, the MP for Mityana municipality and Mr Odonga Otto, the Aruu North MP encouraged the youth to prepare for change.
“This is a generational struggle tagged Uganda below 40 (UB40), if you don’t fight now these hyenas will eat us, but we are preparing for 2021 and make the youths take over this country” Odonga Otto said.
President Yoweri Museveni was in Nebbi last week to campaign for Mr Sulaiman Hashim, the NRM candidate for the race while both former presidents of FDC Col Kizza Besigye and Gen Mugisha Muntu were earlier also campaigning for their candidate.
There is no dought that after winning the Kyadondo East by-elections, Kyagulanyi, 36, has taken Ugandan political scene by storm. He has continued to attract both local and international recognition including taking strategic stands on many local and international issues.
But whether these turn him into a viable presidential candidate or not, 2021 will tell.