Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party secretary for mobilisation, Ingrid Turinawe, and the deputy secretary general, Harold Kaija, have accepted defeat and congratulated singer Robert Kyagulanyi for winning the Kyadondo East race.
Ingrid says political hygiene is what the FDC party practices.
“FDC had a duty to defend Hon. Kantinti because he was not at any fault! It is only decent people and decent parties that exercise fairness even at the cost of a temporary political loss,” Ingrid said to hecklers.
Describing FDC as not being a gambler, Ingrid said they are building a party not a ‘kingdom’.
“We are happy that we defended the people’s choice till the same people decided otherwise. It is an obligation on our side.”
She then congratulated Kyadondo East for leading the way to ‘defiance’ and the fruits of resistance.
“To Sitenda Sebalu [NRM candidate], the only achievement you score is to remove Hon Kantinti from Parliament. Well done,” she pointed out.
“To Hon Kantinti and Hon Kyaguranyi, Mr. Muwada, Dr. Sowedi, politics is a game. The game is over. Congratulate each other, let’s move on. It’s time to unite and work together for the betterment of our people.”
Kaija says he has already called his “comrade, friend and brother Bobi Kyagulanyi” to congratulate him upon the landslide victory in Kyadondo East by election.
“It shows trust from the People. We congratulate the People of Benghazi for not handing over the Constituency to NRM,” Kaija said in good faith.
The Secretary General of Uganda diaspora P10 and former chairman Masindi district, Steven Birija, also congratulated Bobi Wine for his very deserving victory.
“I also would like to caution ourselves that being and actor, musician, boda boda or a farmer etc is just a job or a career like any other. Hitler was a house painter,” Birija said.
He said politics is nothing but promotion of community welfare and justice which Bobi has done for the last 15 years and still stands for.
“Follow his music he calls Edutainment! Listen to it to know what he is really made of. I am never a fun of his bits, but I respect his talent and meaning packed music…He has done a great job.”
Birija said opposition had many decisive victories in constituencies before and against NRM and President Yoweri Museveni personally: Most recent were Luwero elections; Erias Lukwago in Kampala; Kasese victories; earlier in the North and West elections, but none of these were turning points.
“So Bob’s is just one among many; which even NRM knew was inevitable; but may change nothing. They know the political landscape in Kampala.” He said even Katinti won before because of the political terrain since Bobi is a born of the place and more so pro-people.
“Katinti had absolutely no chance as an elitist politician against a ghetto man. You need to take time to understand people’s problems and what is actually failing the opposition struggle before concluding about turning points.”