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Lawyer reveals why Bobi Wine cannot run for Presidency

Lawyer reveals why Bobi Wine cannot run for Presidency

INTERNATIONAL
Lawyer Male Mabirizi has said Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine is unfit to stand for presidency since he lied about his age. Mabirizi recently petitioned the Electoral Commission seeking to be availed with the academic documents for Kyadondo East MP and National Unity Platform leader. On Friday, the lawyer unveiled the academic documents availed to him by the Electoral Commission in which he said Bobi Wine lied about his age. “I was availed with all documents presented by Bobi Wine to EC in 2017 Kyadondo East by-election and I discovered dishonesty on his side. He was not born in 1982 as he claims because the Makerere University transcript shows that he was born on February 12, 1980,”Mabirizi told journalists. “This is something big for some...
UGANDA: Bobi Wine, Hon. Anite hailed over rallies

UGANDA: Bobi Wine, Hon. Anite hailed over rallies

AFRICA, UGANDA
The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has summoned presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, and the State Minister for Investment, Ms Evelyn Anite, over allegations that they held rallies in disregard to the presidential directives on coronavirus.Bobi Wine is expected to appear at the CID next Tuesday while Ms Anite is supposed to report on Monday. Mr Charles Twiine, the CID spokesman, on Thursday confirmed the summons, saying the duo is wanted for violating the presidential directives. “We have written not to only the two people, but also others, and some have already reported and recorded statements before we released them on police bond,” Mr Twiine said. InterrogatedDetectives interrogated Mr Dicksons Kateshumbwa, the former Uganda Revenue Authority (U...
UGANDA: Bobi Wine picks presidential nominations forms at EC

UGANDA: Bobi Wine picks presidential nominations forms at EC

AFRICA, UGANDA
Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has picked nomination forms to run for president in the upcoming general elections. According to EC records, Bobi picked forms yesterday through one of his handlers Paul Ssimbwa Kagombe. Meanwhile yesterday, NUP announced they had no flag bearer yet for the position of presidency. In a press briefing addressed by people power spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP party launched nominations for the position of national flag bearer. Ssenyonyi said that the party will officially start nominations this Friday, also claiming that the recent nomination for seasoned journalist Andrew Mwenda is null. It however leaves a lot of unanswered questions on why Bobi wine has already picked forms before the party endorses him. The Nile Post tried contac...
ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Tell your supporters not to attack people with different views’ – Eddy Kenzo addresses Bobi Wine

ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Tell your supporters not to attack people with different views’ – Eddy Kenzo addresses Bobi Wine

Entertainment, UGANDA
Singer Edirisa Musuza aka Eddy Kenzo has urged the president of National Unity Platform, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to tame his supporters who keep abusing anyone who doesn’t agree with him. His comments come shortly after the recent leaked audio that made rounds of social media where he expressed his dissatisfaction on how Kyagulanyi treats him. While addressing journalists on Tuesday in Kampala, Kenzo said it’s very absurd and unfortunate to see Kyagulanyi’s supporters jumping on anyone who seems to have divergent views. “I ask Bobi Wine to tame and control his supporters because that is not how things work. Let his supporters be different from other people. I will be very glad if his supporters start to respect the views of other people,”he said. Kenzo said that alth...
UGANDA: Bobi Wine reinstitutes Ghetto TV

UGANDA: Bobi Wine reinstitutes Ghetto TV

TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
KAMPALA — National Unity Platform and People Power leader Robert Kyagulanyi popular name Bobi Wine has relaunched a new Ghetto TV platform and yet to be identified people hacked into, and took hold of the People Power’s Ghetto TV page on Weekend. He asked supporters to immediately like and subscribe to the new platform. Ghetto TV is the official online broadcaster of all People Power activities. Bobi Wine last week linked the state operatives to the hacking. “A shameful, shameful regime. They are scared by the love broadcasts which Ghetto TV has been doing of all our activities,” he wrote on Facebook slamming government of intolerance “. He added: “The evidence is all over that the regime has never been as panicky as it is now.” He claimed that regime operatives have tried ...
ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Bobi Wine has to apologize to Eddy Kenzo because he is bigger than NUP’ -Promoter Balaam

ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Bobi Wine has to apologize to Eddy Kenzo because he is bigger than NUP’ -Promoter Balaam

Entertainment, UGANDA
Business man and event Promoter Balaam Barugahara has sided with what Eddy Kenzo said recently about musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi known as Bobi Wine. Not long ‘Stress Free’ singer, unleashed unpleasant words against Bobi Wine in a recorded audio that went viral over the weekend. In the audio, Kenzo is heard accusing Bobi Wine of being selfish, greedy and that he lacks leadership qualities. He also said that in case the People Power leader becomes President, he will leave the country because he cannot be led by such a bad-hearted person. Now event promoter Balaam has sided with the multi-award winner saying that Bobi Wine is smaller than Eddy Kenzo. Through an interview on a local television, Balaam disclosed that the brand Kenzo is known by a number of people ...
UGANDA: Differences in Bobi Wine’s party

UGANDA: Differences in Bobi Wine’s party

AFRICA, UGANDA
The Electoral Commission has received a petition from some people belonging to the original party challenging the method in which Kyagulanyi became the leader The founding members of NURP have also lodged a complaint to the Electoral Commission (EC) under Sections 4 and 21 of the Political Parties and Organisations Act, 2005, punching holes into what they described as the "unlawful" and "illegal" transactions that underpinned Bobi Wine's takeover of their party. Yesterday, the EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama, confirmed receiving the petition. "We have received a petition from some people belonging to the original party challenging the method in which Kyagulanyi became the leader. They say they were not consulted as members of the party," Byabakama told journalists. There ...
UGANDA: Ghetto TV announces Museveni winner of 2021 election, shutdown

UGANDA: Ghetto TV announces Museveni winner of 2021 election, shutdown

AFRICA, UGANDA
Unknown people are believed to have hacked into the accounts of Pro-Bobi Wine Ghetto TV and declared incumbent President Museveni winner of the 2021 elections. Ghetto TV has been sharing live videos, news, and campaign promotions for People Power pressure group and Bobi Wine, and at the same time critiquing the ruling government. However, yesterday the Online TV released a series of shocking posts in which they praised the government and also declared that President Museveni is indefatigable. “After doing research and analyzing the way people power supporters are violating freedom of speech, the survey has shown that President Museveni is swearing in again in 2021,” Ghetto TV said in one of their last posts. The TV would later get deactivated. Commenting about the events, N...
UGANDA:  Police fires  bullets, Teargas to scatter Bobi Wine supporters in Mbale

UGANDA: Police fires bullets, Teargas to scatter Bobi Wine supporters in Mbale

AFRICA, UGANDA
Police in Mbale City on Saturday morning fired teargas and live bullets to disperse the supporters of National Unity Platform (NUP) party led by the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine. Mr Kyagulanyi was scheduled to appear on one of the local radio stations for a talk show from 9am to 11am. The NUP supporters donning red started converging outside the Bugisu Cooperative Union (BCU) radio station premises as early as 7am as they chanted People Power slogan. Police was alerted and officers were deployed to disperse them. Police engaged the NUP supporters in running battles in the city as they fired teargas canisters and bullets. In the process, several people were arrested and are currently detained at Mbale Central Police Station. The admin...
UGANDA: Bobi Wine questioned on acquisition of NUP

UGANDA: Bobi Wine questioned on acquisition of NUP

AFRICA, UGANDA
A group of people claiming to be some of the founders of the National Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party(NURP) have petitioned the Electoral Commission challenging the acquisition of their party by Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine. Two weeks ago, Bobi Wine unveiled the National Unity Platform (NUP) as his new political party ahead of the 2021 general election which had metamorphosed from the National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party (NURDP). The Kyadondo East legislator was subsequently endorsed as the new party leader. However, the group through its lawyers has written to the Electoral Commissioning challenging the entire process that saw their party change hands. “Under section 4 and 21 of the political parties and organizations ...
UGANDA: Kyagulanyi rebukes new poll results

UGANDA: Kyagulanyi rebukes new poll results

AFRICA, UGANDA
KAMPALA — National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi popular name Bobi Wine has denounced a new poll by Research World International, a local polling firm describing the results as sponsored to show President Museveni is still in control. Bobi Wine says the “fake” opinion poll is  state sponsored to condition Ugandans to a Museveni “win” and pave way for him to rig the elections in advance. “Whenever, we approach elections, he sponsors fake organisations to release fake opinion polls giving him an upper hand so as to pave way for his rigging machine, Bobi Wine wrote on Facebook. In the widely critised poll —conducted in March and released in August by Research World International, Museveni leads at 47 per cent with Bobi Wine coming second at 22 per cent and FDC s...

UGANDA: Bobi Wine launches NUP membership cards, to cost UGX1000Shs

AFRICA, UGANDA
Kyadondo East legislator and presidential hopeful, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine has launched membership cards of his new National Unity Platform (NUP) party. The membership cards, according to the party spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi will go for shs 1000. Party president Robert Kyagulanyi said that a few weeks ago, their People Power movement was criticized by some politicians and members of the public for being disorganized but he is immensely proud of the new structures and organization that they have embarked on. “Others went to the extent of advising us to get a centre number since the 2021 elections are seen as a democratic examination,” “It is my pleasure to re-announce to them that yes, we have a centre number and we have a home. The National Unity Platform,” ...

UGANDA: Bobi Wine unleashes new political party

AFRICA, UGANDA
The People Power political movement leader and Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine has unveiled the National Unity Platform (NUP) as his new political party ahead of the 2021 general election. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony on Wednesday at Kamwokya Bobi Wine said that for long, their supporters and several leaders have been asking them about the symbol they intend to use in the upcoming elections. “Although many political parties and organizations had reached out to us, our first and most important criteria was to identify a political formation which shares the objectives and values that we share as well,”Kyagulanyi said. “Therefore, I stand before you to announce that we’re unveiling the National Unity Platform as the political wing of the People Powe...

UGANDA: Jeema unveils logo

AFRICA, UGANDA
The Justice Forum (Jeema) yesterday unveiled a new party logo and announced that they will not field any presidential candidate in the forthcoming elections but will rather rally behind People Power flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine. “We are here today to officially unveil our new symbol, which will appear on [the ballot paper],” party secretary general Muhammad Kateregga said at the party headquarters in Mengo, Kampala, yesterday.He said the previous logo was unclear for the electorate. “Our candidates have been complaining that the symbol we were using is not visible and could easily be mistaken to be a football. That is why we decided to change the symbol and put the map of Africa in red colour in the middle so that it can easily be seen by everybody,” he added. M...

UGANDA: Police investigating Bobi Wine, 3 ministers for breaking the Pandemic guidelines.

AFRICA, UGANDA
Police has started investigations into circumstances under which three cabinet ministers and presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine allegedly held illegal rallies which contravene the Covid-19 guidelines. The ministers include; Jane Ruth Aceng (Health), Ephraim Kamuntu (Justice), and the State Minister for Kampala, Benny Namugwanya Bugembe. Police said NRM Vice Chairperson for Eastern region Captain Mike Mukula is also under probe after he held a meeting in a church in Mbale. While addressing journalists on Monday, the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga,said the force’s electoral and political department has opened case files against these political actors under their different political affiliations. “They are going to ensure that they summon each and everyone o...
UGANDA: Bobi Wine honors UPDF for giving Gen Bell Tushabe a befitting sendoff

UGANDA: Bobi Wine honors UPDF for giving Gen Bell Tushabe a befitting sendoff

AFRICA, UGANDA
KAMPALA — Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has lauded Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) leadership for giving Brig. Gen Bell Tushabe who passed on this week a befitting send off. Attending the funeral service of Brigadier Bell in Ggaba on Thursdaymorning, Bobi Wine said the General was not shy to speak out when his bosses veered off course. “Soldiers in many countries are given too much respect by all citizens. They do not line up for services in public places and you will often see people standing up and giving them seats. That is what our national army should be- only if they become a true national army in word and action,” he said. Gen Bell one of the National Resistance Army (now Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF) daredevil fighters died this week from...

UGANDA: ‘People Power’ President, Bobi Wine unveils own electoral commission team ahead of 2021 polls.

AFRICA, UGANDA
KAMPALA – Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, unveiled an 11-member team he said will manage the People Power Movement electoral commission ahead of the 2021 general election. Bobi Wine told the team at the People Power Movement headquarters in Kampala that what they have offered themselves to is not an easy task. “Comrades as we welcome you, I wanted first and foremost let you know that we’re in a charged mood. I want to thank the comrades that have offered themselves for this task. It is not an easy task at all. I have said this before and I repeat it again that we are leaders to serve and not to boast around. People Power is literally the power of the people. We have said it before, we retaliate it that the problem of Uganda is bad governanc...

UGANDA: ‘People Power’ leader demands for accountability of the Covid-19 money, food.

AFRICA, COVID-19, UGANDA
Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, has called on the government to account for the relief items and money that has been given to the Covid-19 National Taskforce. Addressing a press conference at the People Power headquarters in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb, yesterday, Bobi Wine said the taskforce has continued to ask for more money from the public but without publicly showing how the other contributions have been utilised. “The taskforce has gone ahead to ask for Shs10,000 from Ugandans but they have not laboured to tell us what the money and relief items they have been receiving since March has done. We need this report because the people that are not working are the ones that they continue to squeeze money from,” he said. As of last week, the taskforce indicated...
UGANDA:  Bobi Wine speaks to the public about his political fundings by the government of Museveni.

UGANDA: Bobi Wine speaks to the public about his political fundings by the government of Museveni.

AFRICA
People Power leader and Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has revealed that the people bankrolling his campaigns and activities are not far from President Museveni. The singer cum politician has expressed intentions to stand for presidency and unseat the three-decade government of President Museveni. However, there have been rumors about where he obtains money to finance activities of people power and how he intends to finance his presidential campaigns for 2021. Different reports have hinted that the singer is being bankrolled by donors in the United States of America and the LGBT community but still remain unconfirmed. Bobi Wine said that his finances come from a number of people in Museveni’s government. “The activities of peop...
UGANDA: Bobi Wine trashes Gen Muhoozi talk proposal.

UGANDA: Bobi Wine trashes Gen Muhoozi talk proposal.

AFRICA, UGANDA
Opposition leader Bobi Wine has trashed a suggestion for a meet up between him and First Son, Lt. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba— telling him to first stop actions that he and his father also the long serving leader, President Museveni that have ran down the country and destroyed institutions through the barrel of the gun. Responding to a Gen Muhoozi tweet, People Power pressure group leader, Presidential hopeful and Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi said he is open to talks with anyone but placed conditions for such talks to happen. “I’m open to transparent talks with anyone but before that, you and your father should stop actions that have left many orphans, widows and torture victims,” Bobi Wine said. Bobi Wine claimed that there is no way talks would be transparent with Muh...
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