Kampala Woman MP, Nabilah Naggayi Sempala says youthful MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has God’s favour and he is currently top of the opposition political space.
According to the lawmaker, Wine has surpassed four-time Presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, in influencing masses saying his (Besigye) turn ceased in 2017.
In a post on her Facebook on Friday, Nabilah said “political space is not a deceiving mechanism that empowers a few its Rotational.”
“The power of leadership that derives from the control of mass support is momentarily given to one leader at a time in Uganda but it is not given up forever. Popular or preferred Leadership, (opposition to the status quo)has been following a certain pattern,” she wrote.
Nabilah adds that past popular opposition politicians like Benedicto Kiwanuka, Yusuf Lule, Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere also dominated control of the masses at their times, saying now Bobi Wine, whom she described as a star, controls the masses.
It’s an act of trust a people embark on, believing in someone else’s wisdom to administer the truth when the right moment comes, she says.
“And it’s a mystery how Ugandans bestow that honour on an individual,” she said, adding that former Kampala Mayor, Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala occupied that space from 1998 to 2006 whereas Kizza Besigye occupied it from 2006 to 2017.
Nabilah who subscribes to the FDC party wrote: “Fast forward today, the brand Ambassador for that coveted position is Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine. Pop Artist turned Politician. He is the star and the rest will just settle for star dust.”
“Favour is an elusive variable and God bestows it on anyone that he chooses. It’s not a debate but a fact and God rarely asks for man’s opinion if ever,” she added.
Her remarks are likely to receive a backlash from the party leadership who have severally denied that Besigye’s popularity is shrinking, now that FDC a couple of days ago, announced that they won’t merge with any political party in the 2021 elections.
Besigye has not yet publicly announced that he will be contesting for the fifth time in a row against incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, but analysts say, the reading is on the wall that he will stand again.
While addressing top leaders from opposition political parties Democratic Party, Social Democratic Party, People’s Democratic Party during the signing of a Memorandum of understanding ahead of the 2021 elections, Bobi Wine strongly attacked Besigye whom he said, he disappoints when he tells people that President Museveni can not be defeated through elections.
“For a leader to say that a vote can never oust Museveni without offering another option, it is disappointing. We continue to call upon Ugandans like we have always said, what we politicians can not solve, the people of Uganda can solve the should go ahead and register as voters and be many,” he said.
Besigye has on many occasions claimed that Uganda is not a democracy, but Wine wondered yesterday, why he (Besigye) is saying it now after contesting for the top seat for four times.