BIG STORY: Bobi wine drops Presidential Ambitions, to run as MP come 2021

Bobi wine

News reaching Our desk have shown that Uganda’s opposition politician the Ghetto gladiator and also the leader of people power movement Hon Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, has agreed with his foreign funders and close associates that he will not stand for presidency come 2021.

According to people close to Top hierarchies the decision was reached on to allow Bobi wine to build his movement further and prepare for a run in 2026.

This decision followed lengthy talks between People Power to hierarchies with some of the foreign funders, during which they reached a decision that Bobi Wine should stand again as a member of parliament in 2021 to remain influential as he prepares for 2021, and concentrate on building his movement which he will in the future register as a political party, as he targets the 2026 elections.

It should be noted that at the end of last month Bobi wine had a secretive meeting with Besigye in which it was speculated that Bobi wine will endorse Besigye in 2021 with full support.

According to the intel obtained, the decision for Bobi to come as MP in 2021 again was reached on due to motivation of four issues

Firstly, was the fact that M7 was determined not to allow him to reach out to the rest of the country in the remaining time to elections,

Secondly that the time lost in the Coronavirus lockdown made it impossible for him to expand his structures in preparation for any serious contest

Thirdly that there was no way a fair election could be organized by Museveni.

Lastly, there was concern in that many of the original high profile supporters of Bobi Wine from other political parties had since developed cold feet.

This is a developing story. We shall keep you posted

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Muwanga Ronald is editor in chief of the UGANDANZ news website. He was formerly editorial director of UGANDANZ.COM, overseeing the publication’s digital operations. Before joining UGANDANZ in December 2018, Ronald was managing editor of NILE HOST In 2014, he was a finalist for the UJA Awards for Young Journalists for his reporting on the women's emancipation. Under his leadership NILE HOST won Media Industry Newsletter's Best of the Web award in 2018. A graduate of Makerere University, Ronald speaks Luganda and French and lives in Kampala with his wife and two children.