Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, while sharing his first experience in Parliament as an MP, urged his supporters not “to look back for it is just the beginning.”
Speaking to thousands of supporters that turned up at Ssaza Grounds, Kasangati for his victory party, Bobi Wine told the excited crowds that getting he realized that power belongs to the people and not in Parliament.
“The first time I entered in Parliament was when I was as a pupil in my P1 in 1989. I returned to the same house as a big man. Allow me tell you what I found there. Power doesn’t belong to the people there (Parliament). It belongs to you, the people. It’s you with power and MPs can only do things that you tell them to. I wouldn’t be here with you if it weren’t people power. I would be in jail. The reason I am saying all this is because of people power. They can’t touch me because they fear you,” the musician-turned-politician said amidst cheers and wild ululations.
He added: “Let me tell you this; the people you fear are the people who fear you most. The only way they have managed to make you (youths) fear them is by making you drunk. It’s only in Uganda that you can get drunk at just Shs500.”
However, he maintained his message was not aimed at inciting violence or criminality.
“I am not here to incite violence or criminality but I am here to awaken the fearless spirit within you……..So that even if I died or was jailed, there would be thousands of Bobi Wines out there to carry on with what we have started…….I know this is not a simple task. I am going to Parliament as someone who already made some money but they might end up making me poor.
“They might kill me because of my views but I am prepared for this for as long as the future generations can live in a better Uganda.”