The opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) party presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine was today given a new name in Ankole sub region.
Bobi Wine was named “Musinguzi” which means victor.
The name was given to him at the launch of his 2021 – 2016 presidential election manifesto at Kakyeka stadium in Mbarara on Saturday.
Jolly Mugisha, the NUP vice president for Western Uganda who officially named Bobi Wine Musinguzi, gave him a stool and spear, a sign of leadership in Ankole culture.
After Bobi Wine and his wife Barbra Itungo commonly known as Babi took to the podium, Bobi was officially named Musinguzi, a name he warmly welcomed.
“Your Excellency, our new born baby, when a baby is born in Ankole, the baby is given a stool or bed in which to sleep. As the people of Western region, we are receiving you today as our incoming President 2021. We are therefore requesting our ‘mzee’ to help you sit on this stool. We are also giving you a spear. In Ankole, a spear is a symbol of leadership. We give you this spear so that you can lead us, protect us from all harm. We therefore from today onwards take you Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu as our new leader of Uganda and we give you a name of Musinguzi,” said Mrs Mugisha.
Bobi wholeheartedly welcomed his new name and speaking in local Ankole dialect said, “from today on, I am called Musinguzi. I want to give you assurance, we will be victors.”