Kampala deputy lord mayor Doreen Nyanjura says National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine should have rallied Ugandans to take on Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni a few days after the election.
Bobi Wine lost to Museveni, according to results released by the Electoral Commission (EC).
But he claims the EC rigged him out.
He had challenged Museveni’s victory in court but has since started on a process to withdraw his case, citing bias.
The singer-turned-politician said he would take his petition to the public court.
But Nyanjura, a member of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), says it might be too late for the public court since Ugandans seem to have already accepted Bobi’s presidential loss and moved on.
“In politics, just like in journalism, you have to strike when it is still hot. One month after the Presidential elections, will Ugandans still be interested in fighting for their Presidential win spearheaded by Hon Kyagulanyi?” wondered Nyanjura.
“Ugandans move on so fast, I know them.”
She further argued that even elected NUP legislators and councilors seem to be positioning themselves to reap big, and could have forgotten about the ‘struggle.’
“MPs are now fighting for positions in Parliament; Councilors are busy trying to understand how things work at City hall, Nabilah [Naggayi Sempala] is orienting some of them just like the Lord Mayor is,” noted the Makerere University councilor.
The People’s Government minister also says that even Bobi Wine’s supporters seem to have shifted their interest to the US navy ship and the NUP leader’s new bulletproof car.
“Supporters are so excited about the new armoured vehicle and the meeri. Right now it’s actually easier to rally Ugandans around the Vehicle and the meeri and harder to rally them around an election that ended a month ago.”
To her the timing for the public court is wrong.
“We would have rallied them [Ugandans when the kidnaps were rampant, since we didn’t, they moved on! Ugandans move on so fast,” she argued.
“How many MPs will stand with and remain obedient to hon Kyagulanyi after attaining positions in Parliament and City Hall? Ugandans move on so fast.”