The Africa Report - - THE QUESTION -

He [Bobi Wine] sym­bol­ises dis­rup­tive pol­i­tics which mo­bilises out­side mem­ber­ship groups. I find him more of an early warn­ing sys­tem for pos­si­ble na­tional de­fi­ance than a force that can cause large-scale de­fi­ance. Ger­ald K. Karyeija

Bobi Wine com­bines many at­tributes that none of the regime op­po­nents, not even Pres­i­dent Mu­sev­eni’s clos­est ri­val Kizza Be­si­gye, pos­sess. For in­stance, he ap­peals to the youth, who are the ma­jor­ity, his mu­sic ca­reer has en­abled him to cap­ture the hearts of many and […] his ghetto back­ground makes the poor and dis­ad­van­taged feel like he’s one of them. He is from the Cen­tral re­gion which is a plus be­cause of the feel­ing that peo­ple from the Western re­gion have been pro­moted at the ex­pense of other re­gions over the past 32 years of Mu­sev­eni’s rule. Agather Atuhaire

He [Bobi Wine] has no po­lit­i­cal base, no ap­peal in the estab­lish­ment (un­like Kizza Be­si­gye), so he can­not dis­man­tle the be­he­moth that is the Mu­sev­eni regime now. Re­gard­less, he is a wel­come ad­di­tion to the forces of change in Uganda, and will def­i­nitely be a con­sid­er­able headache to the regime in Kam­pala for the fore­see­able fu­ture. Bernard Sabiti

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