Ugandan musician, activist and humanitarian Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine looks set to finally have a go at politics.
Speaking on NTV Wednesday evening, Bobi Wine stated he is considering “offering himself to serve the people” in the now vacant seat at Kyadondo East.
“I am not in this for politics but leadership,” he said in the interview.
These was just hours after the Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision that nullified the election of FDC’s Apollo Kantinti as Kyadondo East Constituency Member of Parliament (MP).
Justices Richard Buteera, Cheborion Balishaki and Paul Mugamba have unanimously agreed with High Court Judge Henry Kaweesa that there was non-compliance with the electoral laws by the Electoral Commission (EC), while conducting the said election, which substantially affected the result in a substantial manner.
The Court of Appeal has now ordered the EC to conduct fresh elections to fill the now vacant position.
NRM’s Sitenda Sebalu contested Kantinti’s election in the High Court Kampala on grounds that the Electoral commission had conducted the said election in an improper manner.
Bobi Wine not shy stating his mind
Bobi Wine has not been shy being seen in the company of politicians, most prominent of them being former president candidate Dr Kizza Besigye.
Mr Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine and his dear wife Barbie made it to our home in spite of the siege. pic.twitter.com/apvRglHxLw
— Kifefe Kizza-Besigye (@kizzabesigye1) March 8, 2016
Got many presents and Bobi Wine led the procession entering Fort Portal. pic.twitter.com/gTqWdpZBJ5
— Kifefe Kizza-Besigye (@kizzabesigye1) November 5, 2016
He has also in the past month been in the news in a land dispute that has dragged in the Buganda Land Board.
He was recently outraged by the demolition of part of his developments at Busabala One Love Beach.
Bobi Wine was outraged, saying, “It is very unfair. I bought that land….I paid all the people who were on the land and have been developing it for the past five years. Today I saw a grader destroying all my developments without notice.”
“It is an injustice by my own to their own, but I have to face it and know that will pass. I will not pursue it any longer,” Bobi Wine told NTV.
He however said Wednesday that he remains loyal to Buganda amd The King despite the conflict, saying the problem lies in certain individuals. He said the conflict would not affect his political ambitions.