Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has Wednesday afternoon attacked president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, whom he said is trying to blindfold the city ghetto youth with handouts.
The singer turned politician also warned the against selling their soul to bad regime but asked them to stick to the right path and demands for equal opportunities.
Speaking to youth at Kamwokya Catholic Parish during a special church service before leaving for neighbouring Kenya, Bobi Wine asked the youth to remain firm.
Speaking on recent presidential donations in Kyamwokya, Bobi Wine said Museveni is taking advantage of the current poverty and economic hardship to hoodwink the youth.
“You have seen it even here in Kamwokya. Because of the kind of situation we grew up in, of poverty, they know that for them to make us consent to something wrong, they have to give us money,” Bobi Wine said.
“But I want to tell you that what we need as people is to be treated as citizens, and to be respected as residents.” Bobi Wine said.
He added, “We also need to see that the leadership which we have elected puts in place initiatives that enable us to develop ourselves as people. Not just throwing us something.”
He asked the youth against coping something which is being done by the oppressive regime of president Museveni.
“Even if you are hard pressed, don’t copy something wrong which your oppressor is showing you. Always stand for the truth,” he said.
He asked the youth to courageous especially when doing the right thing and should be assertive in doing so.
“The space between us and our freedom is fear. Do not fear especially if you know that what you are doing is not a crime. Go on, follow the laws, but be assertive while doing so. Don’t sell your soul.” he stressed.
The MP also implored the youths to work toward cleaning the image of the ghetto.
“It’s our responsibility to change the image of the ghetto, to be seen as good and responsible citizens. Our leaders want to portray us as trouble makers so that they can respond to us with violence ” the legislator cautioned.