Usuk County MP and Backbench commissioner Peter Ogwang has watered down Bobi Wine’s presidential ambitions calling it a joke of the year.
Ogwang, who is an instrumental NRM mobiliser and a power broker in Teso sub region wondered how Bobi Wine who is Kyadondo East MP wants to be president of Uganda yet his legislation abilities have not been tested on the floor of Parliament.
Ogwang was appearing on the Cedric Live Show that usually shown on UBC TV.
“Some people have not even spoken on the floor of Parliament for more than 5 times and they are claiming they want to be president. Imagine, you have not been captured on the Parliament Hansard for more than 5 times and you claim to be an expert in politics,” Ogwang. He partly blamed it in a society where everybody wants to be an expert on things they actually have no idea about.
“This is a challenge of our society. People claim to know much yet they actually know nothing.”
Ogwang said that some of the people who claim to be ‘experts’ in politics cannot even cite Rules of Procedure of Parliament.
“If you asked some of those who want to be president if they know the Rules of Procedure, you will be shocked they have no idea,” he added.
Indeed, parliamentary records show that Bobi Wine real names Robert Kyangulanyi is not a regular speaker on the floor of Parliament and the last time he made news on the floor was on March 22 when he notified Parliament of his impending motion seeking better pay for police and army.
Bobi Wine decried the poor remuneration of the police, especially the lower ranks, saying it could be one of the reasons they are brutal while on duty.
“Having interacted with our security officers, I have come to realise that many work under unfavourable conditions; they are underpaid, poorly accommodated and they experience so much injustice and unfair treatment,” he said.
“I want us to remember that they are also humans like us, with families to look after and we should consider their plight as a matter of priority,” he added.