Bikers: Bobi Wine says funded by Ugandans to ‘free them’

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It was a mass procession stretching as far as the eye could see as Bobi Wine entered Mukono town on Monday evening.

A long line of motorcycles with riders hooting and cheering was followed by an equally long convoy of motorcade.

Bikers escort Bobi Wine into Mukono town

Bobi Wine reached the venue of his rally late in the evening only to be waved off by teargas and live bullets.

“I just wanna do Gods will and yes let thy will be done oh Lord!” he said.

He added: “May your people be free.”

Freedom not death

“We (Ugandans) don’t want our children murdered and then compensated; we just want to be alive. You cannot buy life,” he reacted to President Museveni’s statement on compensation of riot victims.

He denied President Museveni’s claims that the Opposition party is funded by foreigners seeking to destabilise Uganda.

In a speech streamed live on Facebook last evening, Bobi Wine insisted that his party is funded by Ugandans in the country who want change.

“Do not listen to what Mr Museveni tells you that we are funded by foreigners; we are funded by Ugandans who feel that we are on the right course. Fighting a dictator is not easy because today he will blackmail you that you are violent and the other day he will say you are funded by foreigners,” Bobi Wine said in his speech that was viewed by more than 21,000 followers.

In his address, Bobi Wine encouraged Ugandans in the diaspora to continue supporting the cause of changing leadership in Uganda in a peaceful way rather than using violence.

“We have always been non-violent and we should aspire to be that. Mr Museveni has always been proud of the fact that he has great mastery of violence but for us we want to use our biggest mastery, which is the vote and peace,” he said.

“Finally, we respect you grandfather (President Museveni) and you have the chance to accept and leave in peace so that you remain with your dignity, it is not too late or you refuse and go down like the late Muammar Gaddaffi [deposed Libyan leader] and Omar El Bashir [deposed Sudan president],” he said.

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