By Spy Uganda
US: People Power pressure group leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has seen his 2021 presidential bid boosted after Americans vowed to bankroll his campaigns, something that spells doom for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM)
Bobi Wine, who is also the Kyadondo East legislator, is currently on a fundraising tour for his campaigns in the United States of America (USA), where he flew with his team last week and has since been collecting money from Ugandans in the Diaspora, plus his supporters in America.
So during his fundraising drive in Boston, newly elected Mayor of Boston city assured Bobi Wine of support in his 2021 presidential bid.
Speaking at Bobi Wine fundraising dinner in Boston on Saturday night, Ms Jeanette McCarthy, said that Bobi Wine’s courage would deliver Uganda to a peaceful transfer of power.
McCarthy said “It begins with courageous people when there is an injustice; that is what everyone is looking for in Uganda because democracy in that country is not so good. It is always said that absolute democracy works absolutely in many states and I can assure Mr Wine that the USA will give you support.”
It is however not yet clear whether McCarthy’s position is that of the United States Government or her as the Mayor of Boston.
Bantariza said; “That is nonsense. Tell that mayor that Bobi Wine’s constituency is in Uganda. How can her comment affect the voters in Uganda who are going to choose their leaders. The USA should know that we don’t need their help whatsoever.”
During his fundraising rallies in USA, Bobi Wine is expected to meet Ugandans living in different cities to raise financial support ahead of the 2021 General Election, during which he hopes to oust president Yoweri Museveni.
He started in Massachusetts on Saturday, then continued to Toronto on Sunday and on Monday Bobi Wine met with Ugandans living in Toronto before continuing to Boston, where he was hosted on Boston TV.
At his maiden fundraising drive, Bobi Wine talked about a range of issues which he said compelled him to run against Mr Museveni. He cited poor education, bad health services, lack of rule of law and continued injustice, among others.
“We are not going to international agencies and foreign governments for support but I will run to Ugandans in the diaspora to help fund the cause. This is the time to have locally funded election to remove dictator Museveni who has caused misery to our country,” Bobi Wine said, as he collected thousands of dollars from his supporters.
During the interview he was asked about a number of issues including his plan to challenge President Museveni in 2021.
On November 16 and November 17, he will meet Ugandans in Seattle and San Francisco, respectively.
It should be recalled that last month, during an interview with BBC Newsday’s Allan Kasujja at State House, last month, Museveni described Bobi Wine as an “enemy of progress in Uganda” using “foreigners to wage war on the country’s prosperity.”
He said Bobi Wine had gone to the USA and dissuaded Americans from investing in Uganda and the same Bobi Wine is now fundraising for his presidential bid in America, something that perhaps has made Museveni’ words come to pass.