By Innocent Atuganyira
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine, the leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party, has criticized President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) party for their failure to address persistent land evictions and land grabbing in the Bunyoro sub-region and other parts of Uganda.
Kyagulanyi who is in Hoima district canvassing support for Moses Aguuda, the NUP candidate for the upcoming by-election for the Hoima LC V Chairperson’s seat, has highlighted the dire situation in Bunyoro. He expressed concern that extensive land evictions and grabbing have left many families living as refugees in their own country.
Kyagulanyi squarely placed responsibility on President Museveni for the ongoing land evictions in the Bunyoro sub-region, alleging that individuals involved in land grabbing are shielded by the government.
He urged the people of Bunyoro to unite and protect their land from being taken over by those he referred to as “Museveni’s associates.”
The opposition leader emphasized that the only way to safeguard their land is by voting for opposition candidates, insinuating that this would help prevent further land grabbing.
Additionally, Kyagulanyi has urged the people of Bunyoro to join forces with him in their collective effort to challenge what he characterized as Museveni’s dictatorial, tribalistic, and corrupt government. He claimed that President Museveni’s leadership has facilitated corruption in the country, resulting in inadequate public service delivery to Ugandans.
Kyagulanyi further accused President Museveni of appointing, reappointing, and promoting corrupt individuals within public offices while protecting them.
He also criticized Museveni for purportedly failing to provide oil-related job opportunities to the people of Bunyoro despite the discovery of oil resources in their region.
Moses Aguuda, the NUP candidate in the Hoima LCV by-election, pledged to take action against land grabbers if entrusted with the seat.
Aguuda who is accompanied by Bobi Wine and other NUP party leaders will today hold his final rally in Dwoli, Kitoba sub county.
Polling for the Hoima LCV by-election is scheduled for tomorrow September 14, 2023.