In recent years, demands for power [leadership change] in Uganda took greater times with seekers coming out to form a pressure group – the ‘People Power Movement’.
The People Power [Movement] was founded by Uganda’s and now global persona – pop star turned musician, Bobi Wine and those who accept as true his ideas.
The Kyandondo East MP – baptized as Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has been telling Ugandans and the World why it’s time to have a regime change in the Pearl of Africa – and why it must be youth taking up top leadership.
His demands and declaration though, has been countered by those in government, including a person he badly wants his chair, President Yoweri Museveni.
Now, Mr. Wine is finding it greatly harder to move inland in order to consult his people on why he’s the right man to replace incumbent President, Mr. Museveni in the 2021 general polls.
The Legislator and his team are being blocked and arrested by the security he wrote to its head – IGP Martin Okoth Ochola seeking for permission to hold countrywide consultations for his presidential bid.
Today, we briefly want to look into what those in power have [said] told those seeking for power as 2021 general polls get closer.
Col. Shaban Bantariza who’s the deputy government spokesperson last year said: “NRM won’t hand over power. Those who think they can take power away from the current regime are dreamers.”
He added: “I pity those [People Power] who think government will handover power, we would instead go back to the bush to sort those people.”
The retired army officer went on to scare power seekers, saying: “I have my standby three guns in my car. Let Bobi Wine and his group continue with their sugar, we use fire and indeed we shall use fire to put off the Kasukali to maintain peace.”
On Monday evening, Lira Resident District Commissioner [RDC] Milton Odongo told TND News his office was yet to receive any request from People Power ahead of their planned consultation meeting in Lira town on Wednesday [tomorrow].
“If they follow law – there will be no problem. If they don’t, there will be problem,” RDC added.
According to the RDC, he’s ‘mandated’ to consult his Commander whether to accept People Power meeting in Lira or not.
On Tuesday in Gulu town for their planned consultation meeting, Police blocked any sort of gatherings by the power seekers who was led by Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake.
The District Police Commander [DPC] warned locals who are also interested in power change not to “even think about going for Bobi Wine’s consultation meeting because it won’t happen.”
Meanwhile, police headquarters in Kampala have issued directive to her commanders countrywide to ensure all people to seek police authority before holding any rally.