The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba has said she has not asked musician turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to apologise to President Yoweri Museveni.
“My attention has been drawn to fake news posts making rounds on social media alluding to a statement I allegedly made asking Bobi Wine to apologize to the President in order to be allowed to stage his concerts. I would like to make it clear that I never made such statements. Have a good morning and a lovely week,” said Lumumba in a Facebook post on Monday.
The Secretary General’s remarks come hot on the heels of President Museveni’s accusations against Bobi Wine that he is discouraging American investors from coming to Uganda.
In an interview with BBC Africa last week, the President describing the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament as an enemy of progress because he told Americans not to invest in Uganda.
“Bobi Wine went to America and said that people shouldn’t come and invest in Uganda; that is what he said, that means he is an enemy of progress in Uganda. I was in the opposition myself in the 1960s, I was in Democratic Party but when I was in DP, I couldn’t say don’t build Kabale-Masaka road because I am not in government.”
Asked by BBC Journalist Allan Kasujja if that is justification enough to cancel the singer’s concerts, Museveni responded, “If you are waging war on your country when you go and tell foreigners that they shouldn’t invest in your country, you are waging war on our prosperity then why come at the same time and take advantage of that prosperity?”
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