Voting over, Africa stands with Bobi Wine
By John Eche
Hours after the end of voting in the presidential polls in Uganda, Africa is standing with the main challenger in the contest, Robert Kyagulanya, aka Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine who ran under the banner of the National Unity Platform is attracting a groundswell of support from notably young people from all over the continent.
And part of this support is coming in reaction to the continuing state of siege that has been unleashed against him since the start of the process and even until now, with his phone lines being blocked and his home cordoned off by the security forces.
The 38 year old Bobi Wine, who is a musician and businessman is trying to unseat one of Africa’s longest serving dictators, the 78-year old President Yoweri Museveni, who is running for a record sixth term in office.
Here’s a sample of the expressions of support:
“Now the Old man Museveni has suspended social media. He is scared. Bobi Wine must be glad that an old man has closed social media because of him. That is the power of young people.” ~Julius Malema, EFF
M Jjunju #WeAreRemovingADictator