Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on December 31, 2018 told the subjects of Buganda Kingdom that President Museveni’s regime was worse than what happened in South Africa.
He performed at Enkuuka y’Omwaka concert held in Lubiri palace Mengo in front of the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi and his subjects.
Other musicians who performed at the event included; Nubian Li, King Saha, Irene Ntale, Irene Namatovu, Pr Wilson Bugembe and Dr Hilderman.
“My wish for the New Year is that as Ugandans, we shall be more united in purpose, more committed to the struggle, more courageous to confront the forces of evil, and more hopeful that we shall build a new Uganda which works for all of us,” Bobi Wine said.
He performed his political song “Freedom”, saying a people united shall never be defeated.
He asked subjects who gathered in the thousands to wave red ribbons before launching an attack on President Museveni.
He said it was wrong for Museveni to overstay in power, making fundamental change into no-change, democracy into hypocrisy and misrule although they fought in the bush.
“Now, I who was a musician, they have since stopped me from singing. They have blocked all my music concerts. But we will soon chase them out of power,” he sung on stage to the thrill and shrieks of the crowd.
“We are living in a time similar to that of slave trade and this oppression is worse than apartheid.”
Apartheid (“separateness”) was a system of institutionalised racial segregation that existed in South Africa from 1948 until the early 1990s.
Apartheid, (Afrikaans: “apartness”) policy that governed relations between South Africa’s white minority and non-white majority and sanctioned racial segregation and political and economic discrimination against non-whites.
The slave trade refers to the transatlantic trading patterns which were established as early as the mid-17th century.
Trading ships would set sail from Europe with a cargo of manufactured goods to the west coast of Africa.
“The pearl of Africa is bleeding,” Bobi Wine told the Kabaka’s subjects.
“What is the purpose of liberation when we can’t have a peaceful transition? What is the purpose of the constitution when the government is disrespecting the constitution?”
He went on: “What is the purpose of freedom of expression when you chuck me because of expression? Our leaders become mis-leaders and freedom fighters become tormentors.”