National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has said he would have effected salary increment for the police and Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) if he were the president.
Bobi Wine said the police and UPDF officers were poor because President Museveni has refused to effect salary increments for them.
“It is two and a half years since the 2021 elections. Museveni is the reason you missed that money, he is the reason you are poor,” he said.
Speaking during a rally in Mayuge town, Bobi Wine noted that he won the 2021 elections but the victory was stolen by President Museveni.
The opposition politician told Mayuge residents that he was not campaigning to look for votes because people already voted for him.
He added that the recent waves of coups in Africa are a manifestation of the people’s power.
“We could have already ousted Museveni because we won him in style but we want you people to take power in your majority,” said Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine at the same time welcomed two members of parliament who defected from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party to NUP.
Former Bunya East James Waira Kyewalabye and former Bunya South MP Robert Ntende expressed their commitment to working with Bobi Wine after defecting to NUP.
He is currently on a countrywide tour to meet the people of Uganda, as he enlightens them on the people’s power agenda.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Robinah Nabannja had earlier visited Mayuge District and urged residents to consider supporting President Museveni’s government.
“You should change your attitude towards the president since he loves you,” said Robinah.
At the same time, Bunya West MP Aggrey Bagiire pointed out that residents in his constituency did not vote for President Museveni in previous elections due to harassment of fishermen.
Bagiire warned that the ruling party will continue getting fewer votes in the constituency unless the issue of fishermen harassment is resolved.