By Daniel Mumbere
Bobi Wine’s dramatic getaway
A clip of Bobi Wine dramatically evading arrest in the city center has gone viral online as Ugandans react to the cat and mouse games between government security agencies and the People Power movement.
‘‘I managed to elude the police. I did that to prove to them ‘osobola’, that we can,’‘ Wine told journalists in a press conference held at his house on Wednesday evening.
Here are some of the reactions:
BobiWine escapes from Poilce around Mini Price and Jumps on a Boda Boda in Mafia Style. Watch here 👇 pic.twitter.com/SV2k0F8rVf
— Kats (@Katsivan3) October 9, 2019
“For singing truth to power, I can’t perform in my own country.”
‘‘Dictators are not massaged out of power. Dictators are resisted. We are not going to resist the Museveni dictatorship, and at the end of this all, Museveni will fall.’‘
I think Bobi Wine today out did Will Smith and his Independence Day (1996) movie. Because, that flick of him jumping on a boda-boda will be legendary. More, than Smith knocking an alien out in a sci-fi movie. I'm just sneezing. Nothing to see here. #BobiWine #UgandaAt57 pic.twitter.com/LFJtqYYHA6
— Minbane (@MinBaneWP) October 9, 2019
Bobi Wine managed to jump onto a speeding motorcycle and you think he won't be able to jump onto Museveni's seat the same way?
— Ranö 👦 (@ugakid01) October 9, 2019
Thank you Bobi Wine for this concert! It's been successful😁
Otukubye akavvulu ffena. Police &M7 inclusive.
— Next Door Muslim (@kaysafi1) October 9, 2019
Bobi Wine defies police
Uganda’s opposition lawmaker, who is also a poplar musician, Bobi Wine, defied the police on Wednesday, when he insisted on staging a concert at his beach property on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala.
Police on Tuesday said it would not be able to secure the concert, and consequently advised Bobi Wine and his fans not to hold it.
The independence-themed concert is the latest to be blocked by the police since Bobi Wine started actively opposing president Museveni’s government.
‘‘Since 11:00pm, police & military surrounded my home & my private property, One Love Beach Busabala, in yet another move to place me under house arrest & block our Independence Day music concert,’‘ Wine tweeted on Tuesday night.
‘‘156th concert so far! For singing truth to power, I can’t perform in my own country.’‘
Since 11:00pm, police & military surrounded my home & my private property, One Love Beach Busabala, in yet another move to place me under house arrest & block our Independence Day music concert. 156th concert so far! For singing truth to power, I can't perform in my own country. pic.twitter.com/29zSdI6ruZ
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) October 9, 2019
The popular musician however managed to elude the police’s preventive arrest measures and on Wednesday shared live updates of his defiant procession to the concert venue, via his Facebook page.
Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango urged Ugandans to stay away from the banned concert.
“If you want peace, stay at your homes because there will be no concert tomorrow. Don’t waste your valuable time please,” Onyango told local newspaper, Daily Monitor.
Uganda is celebrating its 57th independence anniversaty, with Museveni expected to officiate the national celebrations in the Eastern district of Sironko.
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