A day after his release from jail, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine, the presidential candidate of the National Unity Platform party (NUP) has vowed not to relent until he defeats President Museveni in next year’s election.
“I want Mr Museveni to know that…we shall fight until we get back our freedom, or die fighting for it,” he said.
Bobi Wine was today speaking at a prayer event held to mourn the dozens of victims of the riots which were sparked by his arrest on Wednesday.
A visibly angry Bobi Wine said Museveni should not expect him or his supporters to back down despite the clam down by security on their activities.
“If you didn’t give up when you were our age, why do you think that spraying tear gas and bullets will stop us?”
Bobi Wine also went on to accuse government of “planting hooligans” among his supporters to taint his group.
He claimed that the t-shirts which were taken weeks ago from the party offices were being given to violent people to cause violence on the streets and blame on his party.
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine used the event to condemn tendencies of tribalism which appeared to have been rekindled during his detention mostly on social media.
He said his party doesn’t stand for and would not support people whole spread sectarianism.
“It is in our name, we are a party of national unity, even when you look at all of us, we are different parts of the country because we believe that all Ugandans are equal,” he said.
The prayers held at the party offices in Kamwokya were graced by six religious leaders from different dominions who, one by one, preached peace and love to avoidance of violence.
Bishop David Bulega of Baptist Church-Buikwe condemned the security forces for meting such violence on people they were supposed to protect during the riots.
“It’s unthinkable for any sensible Ugandan to accept such injustices and support them. We are here to petition the Lord to help us from the people who were no body a few years but are now killing innocents,” he said.
Pastor David Muwanguzi, who was detained together with Kyagulanyi at Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja reminded the Christians about Jesus who was killed on Friday and resurrected on Sunday.
“We might be in our Friday today but I want to promise you the there is a Sunday coming, God will save us, hide us in his sacred tents and later our heads shall rise up against our enemies” he said.