Following the Uganda election, which took place on the 14th of January 2021 between the sitting president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who has been ruling Uganda for 35 years, and Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine, an entertainer who left the entertainment industry to join politics to enact the change which he sang in one of his musical albums.
People have been reacting on social media. A young man identified as Charles E.O tweeted that the result so far shows that Africa has risen. And this is the beginning of the end of dictatorship in Africa. The next is Nigeria.
The oppressed majority said that Bobi Wine and his wife are under attack. According to him, the junta has ordered an attack on Bobi Wine.
In his statement on Twitter, he said; We can not afford to lose this gentleman. He has been our hope. Tell a friend to tell a friend that Uganda’s only liberator is under an attack from the ex-rebels army.
Another person identified as Bwesigye tweeted that Museveni has shut down the internet in Uganda ahead of the elections to hide atrocities support.
Bobi Wine said that his phone and that of his wife’s phone has been blocked, and he is unable to receive or make regular calls.
He said: I know this is to stop me from communicating with our agents and coordinators. I encourage you comrade to be vigilant as I try to devise a way of reaching out to you.
He also thanked the Ugandans for turning up and voting in record numbers. He also said that the picture still looks good despite the widespread fraud and violence experienced across the country.
Bobi Wine has ignited a fire in Uganda that has sent the African government trembling over the power of determination in youths.
Young people must rise because they are the future. It is heartwarming that a 35-year-old young man is leading the charge for a change in Uganda. His success will send a message to old African leaders that the youths have woken up.
ThankAsoldier in a tweet, said: A 35 year old Bobi Wine dared to dream. He dared the status quo. He challenged the establishment. He empowered the young generation of Africans. For me, that is more than a win.
From all that is happening right now, Nigerian youths need to take the lead from Bobi Wine. We need to stop shying away and waiting for who will take the lead. We need to stop asking who will go first. It is high time we stopped being afraid of our leaders. And rise for a change which we have been clamoring for, even Wole Soyinka is backing Bobi Wine’s bid to be President. He calls him the face of democracy for Uganda. Despite being an octogenarian himself, he said he is fed with Africa’s leadership.
It is better to try and fail than not to try at all. Museveni has been ruling for 35 years, yet he is not satisfied. He is not ready to step down and give the younger generation a chance.
These guys are ready to die on that presidential sit as long as they have no strong opposition. Bobi has shown us the power of the youths. Let us not be overpowered by money.
” True freedom is when you overcome the love of money and fear of death. If you do not love money, nobody can buy you off, and if you do not fear death, nobody can scare you off ” – Bobi Wine.
Museveni has suspended social media because he is scared that is the power of the youths. The youths are strong. We are being intimidated because we have not discovered our potentials. We are being intimidated because we have not realized that we are strong. The day that your oppressor realizes that you can stand up for yourself is the day that he will stop oppressing you.
We all saw how the end SARS saga put fear in our leaders. If we do not do something come 2023, we may never have the chance to do so.
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