Dear son, I hope this letter finds you in good shape. Kulikayo mukuziika Bishop Bamwoze. I saw you exciting the mourners.
I’m happy that you came out to announce your intension to contest for the big seat. Some people who read my first letter criticised me for speculating that you will stand for President.
I’m glad to write to a presidential hopeful.
I state it again that you have support, east west, south, and north of Uganda big enough to win you that seat. Something I’ve not seen in Uganda for my life time of maturity.
Even President Museveni was resisted both in the bush and before he could warm that chair. I still ask whether you will manage that success and the luck you have in the next two years before the elections. Bobi there is nothing difficult to manage like success, especially when it involves the population.
For you may have a mass of support, but I doubt their confidence in you to lead the nation.
You need to start building and consolidate that confidence, both local and international. We are left with two years but I don’t see you preparing for presidency. I see Bobi, a people’s darling, God forbid, but aiming at ‘Hajj agambye’ to ‘Bobi agambye’.
Haaaa I doubt whether this can win you that seat. A democratic state is run by a group of people. A group in your capacity building I’m yet to see. I always see people around you very tough and ready to die for you. But are they the people your supporters would love to see you with?.
The Baganda have a saying that “mbulira gwoyita naye….” (tell me your “friend” and I describe your character).
Also science intellects tell that, “Some genes can be inherited due to the surroundings”. Sincerely speaking the population is not confident with the guys around you.
They are like buddies.
Buddies who always want to hear positive about you. They will always act ruthless to any negative word against you. Even if it’s true. They may even hate this letter. But that is also another weakness a political disease.
A good politician should always be eager to know his/her negative and use it to his advantage. Otherwise the opponent will always capitalize on your negatives to bring you down. For example I would give my hand and disagree that you were part of the organisation to attack Dr Besigye at Bulange. However because of your history and the buddies near you, a few will give you a benefit of doubt. Bobi you were lucky that the Arua saga was very poorly planed. Otherwise it would have been very difficult for you to deny ownership of those guns ‘found’ in your room.
And don’t forget the case is still in court.
President Museveni has already started organising for 2021, as Col Besigye, Gen Muntu and DP’s Mao are doing the same. Where are you Bobi, my son? The population is puzzled whether you are with DP or coming as independent. 2021 is no longer far to wait.
It’s high time you straighten out, otherwise I don’t see you anywhere near the state house. But I dream seeing the gates of Luzira prison opening to receive you for various crimes not necessarily committed by you, but under circumstantial evidence to push you in.
Dr Besigye was once nominated in absence. Who will stand with your picture at Namboole if you are arrested on the nomination day? People want to see those strong individuals.
Today all the political organisations would love you to be on their side. You are clear that change is your goal so the incumbent becomes an opponent. FDC’s Besigye has also declared his intension as another opponent. I don’t know much with Gen Muntu and Mao. Hopefully if they come too, you will have four strong organised opponents. The saying goes you either join them or they fight you.
They will fight you with all the dirt until you are down.
The formation of People’s Government by Dr Besigye made the incumbent relax his muscles against you. You are like a political gift to him.
It’s now Peoples Government against People Power and the would be referee, DP is boxing FDC strongly and otherwise. The end is still puzzling me. But apparently if we move like this, come 2021, I see Mama Janet rearranging the state house.
Bobi, you need professional and credible handlers.
Yours, hajj Simwogerere Ashraf
This article first appeared on Hajj Simwogerere facebook wall. Hajj Simwogerere is a veteran actor, playwright, director and dentist