By Ronaldo Nahabwe
A section of youths from suburbs of Kawempe and Kamwokya have denounced Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine ahead of his return from US on Thursday.
The youths led by a one Moses Katabalwa who addressed the media at Bativa hotel in Makerere, Kampala, said that Bobi Wine is “chaotic” and that his People Power slogan is misguided and misunderstood by youth.
The section of youth said that they will not join others to welcome Bobi Wine at the airport tomorrow.
“We shall not welcome him tomorrow. Bobi Wine brings chaos here in the city and we the Ghetto youth are tired of demonstrations or riots that have cost our lives with some youth breaking their limbs and others rotting in jail,” Trevor, one of the youth said.
Instead, the youths proposed that President Yoweri Museveni should come to their rescue and give them capital to run projects to sustain their livelihoods.
“We now want a focused future. As the youth from the Ghetto, we want Mr. President to give us a little money to build our future. We have people like Ferdinand who have been commanding us to throw pigs at Parliament and so on, but these activities have only led us to prison and we are now tired of this,” he said.
The youths also detested politicians who seek their mandate as Independents but later start meddling in party politics after they have been voted.
They specifically cited Bobi Wine and his People Power slogan saying that they don’t know what the slogan stands for and that Bobi Wine should stop hiding behind the curtain and subscribe to a political party.
“What is PP [People Power]? Is it a party? It’s just a slogan. We are told he (Bobi Wine) is returning tomorrow, but we shall not go there to welcome him because we don’t know what PP stands for” Yiga Muzamir, another youth said.
They also vowed to name and shame politicians who have been voted as independents for various political offices but later betray their voters and subscribe to the views of political parties.
Meanwhile, when contacted for a comment, Mr.Samuel Lubega Mukaku,one of the key organizers of Mr.Bobi Wine’s return said those few youths had just been handpicked by schemers of the NRM regime who paid them just UGX 5,000/- to come and speak that. “You know those are innocent youths just brought by those schemers to justify their expenditures, that man who mobilized them has now made a cut of not less than UGX 100m,” he said.