Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi has finally said he will contest for the highest office in the land.
The next presidential election in Uganda is scheduled for 2021.
Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine is a musician turned politician and President Museveni’s biggest critic.
While speaking on CNN’s International Desk about his ‘recovery from torture and political ambitions’, Kyagulanyi said many Ugandan had registered as voters and ‘overwhelming President Museveni looks like the only way out.’
President Museveni has been Uganda’s leader for more than three decades.
When probed a bit more, on whether he see’s himself challenging the President, Kyagulanyi said his team is considering the thought.
“Well, this question has come up so many times and indeed many people have cone up to me urging me to stand,” he said.
“We have been discussing this issue with my team and I must say my team and I are seriously considering challenging President Museveni in the next Presidential election.”
Although he has previously rallied Ugandans to register for national identity cards as a way of ousting the incumbent, Kyagulanyi has not come out officially to announce his intentions to stand.
Through his People Power Movement, he has gained popularity and massive backing across the world.
On Wednesday, Jamaican dancehall king Clifford Smith, popularly known as Mr. Vegas joined the long list of celebrities who have promised to support Kyagulanyi during the 2021 presidential campaigns.
Popularly known for songs like Wakanda Jam, Black Princess among others, Kyagulanyi and Mr. Vegas met earlier this year during the Rebel Salute, Jamaica’s biggest Reggae Festival.
The confirmation was made by Mr. Vegas in a tweet confirming his willingness to campaign for the ‘Ghetto Gladiator’ come 2021.
“I will come and campaign for you when you are ready bro! Africa stands up! This is the future! I met this man! He could have stuck to his music and watch our people suffering continue. The sacrifice is real,” Mr Vegas tweeted.
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