Singer, turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine, is this morning set to be nominated for Kyadondo East Member of Parliament race.
Bobi Wine, an independent candidate will be nominated this morning at Kasangati Saza grounds and there after he will address a rally at Wampeewo grounds amid cheers from his fans.
The development comes after the “bikwase kyagulanyi” singer, begged opposition Forum for Democratic Party, FDC to withdraw their candidate, Apollo Kantinti from the race, and forward him as their favorable choice.
However, the party told Bobi wine his request was impossible, asking him to wait and represent the party in 2021, the patience he seems not to have. Bobi claims to have made it clear that although he is running as an independent candidate, he has many supporters in FDC since they are all forces of change and subscribe to the same ideology.
“I made it clear that although I am running as an INDEPENDENT candidate,i have many supporters in FDC since we are all forces of change and subscribe to the same ideology. I also suggested that FDC withdraws it's candidate Hon. Apollo Kantinti in favour of my candidature so that we can win with an even bigger margin than we are already doing. I await their decision. In the meantime, we are warming up for nomination tomorrow morning at Kasangati Saza grounds and thereafter, i will address a rally at Wampeewo grounds” Bobi wrote on his facebook page.
The Kyadondo East MP seat fell vacant, after court of appeal judges annulled the election of Apollo Kantinti on grounds that the Electoral Commission did not comply with electoral laws. The race has so far attracted four candidates, FDC’s Apollo Kantinti, DP’s Lillian Babirye Kamoome, NRM's William Sitenda Sebalu and independent Robert Kyagulanyi.