Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola, seeking for clearance to hold a music concert at one love beech Busabala.
The show code named ‘Osobola ku independence’ is scheduled to take place on October 9, 2019, a day when the Uganda will celebrate its 57th independence anniversary. The show comes barely a week after the release of his new song dubbed Osobola. The word ‘Osobola’ loosely mean ‘you can’.
“I write this letter in accordance with section 5 of the Public Order Management Act of 2013, to notify you on the intentions to hold a music concert at one love beach Busabala in Wakiso district and am the proprietor of the venue” reads in part of the letter.
“I request for security for the said concert. On our part we are ready and will work with police to secure the venue as well as the revelers and we shall accordingly comply with any lawful guidelines that may be issued in this regard” he said
Bobi Wine, said the show will attract 10,000 people and it is scheduled to run from 10: am to 11: pm.
Police has previously blocked Wine’s music shows on grounds of lack of man power to provide security at the shows, failure to coordinate with the proprietors of the venues for concerts, failure to notify police among other reasons. On the recent blocked shows, Bobi Wine accused the police of sabotaging his preparations for the shows inconsistency and lack of transparency on the part of Uganda Police Force.
In May this year, two events promoters, Abtex Productions and Bajjo Events and Marketing Agency Limited dragged IGP Martins Okoth Ochola and the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga to court over the banning of Bobi Wine’s musical shows.
Through their lawyers led by the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, they are challenging a decision made by the police chief to indefinitely stop the applicants from organising Kyarenga Extra Concerts at One Love Beach Busabala, Lira, Gulu, and Arua.
Mr. Abby Musinguzi aka Abtex is the proprietor of Abtex promotions while Andrew Musaka, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Bajjo events, said they had entered into an agreement with Bobi Wine and his crew to provide entertainment at a nonrefundable cost of Shs230 million to entertain revelers during the Easter festivities this year but police could not allow them to hold a show that features Bobi wine.