Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu known by many as Bobi Wine has called upon Ugandans to continue with the struggle against president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni rule stating that the “oppressor’s time will soon come to an end.
Speaking to journalists shortly after appearing before Gulu High Court on Monday, Bobi Wine claimed that the treason charges he is currently facing along with 34 others to create fear among the population and diverts attention from liberating the country.
“I want to remind Ugandans that our liberation is near. This has all been done to us to intimidate us and other Ugandans but they should overlook the suffering that we have gone through and concentrate and keep their eyes on the price; liberation,” Bobi Wine said.
He called on the population to remain firm urging that president Museveni will soon be removed from office by People Power Movement.
“Sooner or later, the oppressed shall be free and they shouldn’t be scared because the people we are scared of are more scared of us. They should continue asserting that our power is people power,” he added.
The case which the legislators are facing was adjourned to December 3 following the request from state prosecution who asked for more time in order to present evidence pinning the MP and the 34 others.
“We respect the law, we are a law-abiding citizen that’s why we came today and we shall continue coming although we are grumbling about all process and we are ready to follow justice,” Mr Bobi Wine said.
Hon Asuman Basalirwa, one of the defendant lawyers had asked the court to adjourn the case for 3 months so as to allow prosecution present sufficient evidence for the hearing of the case.
“We seek your indulgence that the case be adjourned for three months because we are not sure whether the case will all be investigated. Three months are sufficient enough for state to carry investigation. After the three months, we believe they would have finished the investigation or will be able to present a relatively knowledgeable part of the matter,” Mr Basalirwa said.
Present in court was Bobi Wine, Paul Mwiru, Kassiano Wadri, Mike Mabikke and several others. However, Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga, Atiku Shaban, Gamba Tumusime and Abola Jane were not present in court but were represented by their sureties and lawyers.