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Mayiga reveals why Bobi Wine will be president, explains his strength

by James Ateenyi

Latest opinion poll has placed People Power Movement boss second to president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with 22 percent of the respondents supporting the musician cum polician.

The poll further stated that incumbent president General Museveni who won with over 60% in last election will have to struggle to keep his state house seat.

Only 32% of the respondents said they would vote for Yoweri Museveni, a decline by a half from his score of 60% in the 2016 elections. Opposition strong man Dr Kizzs Besigye came at a distant third with just 13% saying they would vote for him as president, a decline from 37% he scored in the 2016 elections.

The Buganda Katikiro, Peter Mayiga has attributed Bobi Wine’s fast raising popularity to the timing. He believes he has come at the right time.

“Bobi Wine has come at the right time. The time when the (current) government has been around for 33 years. 33 years is a long time….That is pretty obvious,” he said while appearing on NTV’s political show, ‘On the Spot’.

He added: “Young people don’t know about the atrocities of Iddi Amin. They don’t know what happened in Luwero. All they know is one president. They come to get tired of him…and it is not only in Uganda. It happens everywhere.”

Mayiga further stated stated that the key advantage Bobi Wine has over his rivals is his age.

“He is young and majority of Ugandans (youths) relate with him. You know the future belongs to the young people.”

Furthermore, Mayiga also believes music has been very instrumental in Bobi Wine’s fast raising political career.

“He’s a musician and it is easier to convey messages using music….”

On blocking of his shows and holding of rallies, Mayiga, who is a lawyer by profession advised the parties involved to follow the law.

“They should just follow the law. Does the law prohibit music shows? I don’t think so. Does the law prohibit political gatherings? They how do you expect politicians to talk to their people if you don’t want them to meet them? To me, I think the best thing is to respect the law.”

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