The day in Kyadondo East begun with chaos as Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine, one of the candidates in the by-elections, got arrested.
The good news is, that normalcy has since returned since his release a few hours back, and he is now addressing his last rally at Gayaza grounds.
He has been escorted by colleagues from the entertainment fraternity, and among these is Catherine Kusasira and Ronald Mayinga to mention a few.
Addressing thousands of supporters that have turned up for the rally, Mayinja says that Bobi Wine’s candidature is a big inspiration to many artistes and he has made entertainers in the country feel proud. The by-election is set for Thurday, June 28.
“People often call us (musicians) lumpens but when they asked for qualifications while nominating candidates in the Kyadondo East by-election, they realised Bobi Wine had the same qualification like those who they call educated,” Mayinja boasted amidst wild screams from the crowd.
“Bobi Wine doesn’t end at music. He is a father, he is married. He is a student, studying law. He is a farmer. As musicians, we decided to go back to school. I went back to study and I am a student at Makerere University studying political science. All these people you are seeing here are not dancers, they are Makerere students. They requested me that since I enjoy a close relationship with Bobi, I should tell him that youths study but never get any employment,” Mayinja said.
Mayinja added: “We came to assure you that Makerere University has resolved our candidate is Bobi. We are ready to work with our fellow youth, Bobi and we are to do all we can to make sure no single vote is stolen.”
His wife Barbie Kyagulanyi on receiving the microphone thanked the people of Kyadondo East for turning up in huge numbers for the final rally of her husband.
“On election day, please make sure you wake up very early in the morning and head to polling stations in your areas. Once here, don’t look for Bobi Wine, look for Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. To some of us who have difficulty in reading, look for a clock and that’s where you should place your tick or thumb,” she said amid cheers.