Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, has cautioned Kyadondo East MP-elect, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, not to be enticed when he enters the legislative house.
“Bobi Wine has always been with us. But I wouldn’t agree with him if he said he wasn’t a politician; that would be semantics,” Lukwago said Monday while appearing on NBS television.
“For him [Bobi Wine] to say he is purely a leader is not correct; he is not a religious leader but a political leader,” he added.
Lukwago said if the musician is to continue with the message he has put a cross, it will create some contradiction.
“You can’t say you can always operate alone. At the moment, he has defied all odds. He has made his mark. There is a reason to celebrate.”
Lukwago noted that there were precedents to look at, especially the actors who have been there and how they have managed the political space is so instructive.
“If you carefully followed his campaign, it wasn’t a campaign against Kizza Besigye. He even made it clear in his last rally.”
Lukwago said Bobi Wine is one of them because he symbolises defiance.
He said all those people in Kyadondo East who voted for Bobi Wine see him as a politician.
“If you talk about people power, you ride on sovereignty of people. He became a rally factor of forces of change and that change is political.”
He added: “Bobi Wine, we love you so much, don’t be tempted to take the direction of those who are against the struggle.”
Lukwago says parliament is like a stock market; it’s full of enticing brokers who are good at sweet talking people from the struggle.
“If you’re to stand out in Parliament, you have to be a brand. Bobi Wine should stand out like he did in Kyadondo East.”