Luwero, Nakaseke nolonger NRM’s Mecca- Bobi Wine
National Unity Platform candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has said Nakaseke is nolonger the ruling NRM party’s “Mecca”.
Mecca, in a desert valley in western Saudi Arabia, is Islam’s holiest city, as it’s the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and the faith itself.
President Museveni has always described Luwero and Nakaseke as NRM’s Mecca being the place he launched the bush war.
“The future of Uganda is it’s young people. They must be listened to and their outcries must be made priority,” Bobi Wine said.
He said in the New Uganda, the youth will be priority for investment especially in education, health care and skills.
“Everyone must be involved and respected.”
Addressing residents of Nakaseke South on Saturday, he said “it’s no longer the Mecca of NRM”.
NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi said “the wind of change is moving”.
“This is Nakasongola, Nakaseke and Luwero, the “Mecca” of Mr. Tibuhaburwa.”
He said these people have sent an unequivocal message to Mr. Tibuhaburwa, “we supported your rise to power and you duped us, we now want real change.”
According to Bobi Wine, the reason why the regime blocks him from accessing the towns where people are or using the main roads where people constantly line up to wave to him or drives him to hold his campaigns tens of miles away from populated areas is because they want the world to see only 5% of the support that he has.
“But even if only 5% of our supporters manage to brave the teargas, the live bullets, the harassment and beatings from the police and military, that 5% is also too much for them to contain.”
He said acting in a very criminal manner, the police officers remove name tags from their uniforms, hide their faces and even hide the number plates of the police patrol cars they use because they know what they are doing is criminal.
“I want to thank the people of Nakaseke, Kapeeka and Semuto for the overwhelming support you showed us yesterday even amidst the flying bullets, a day time curfew and ban on boda-bodas by the military.”