By our reporter
Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has revealed that he will be joining the Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) reunion which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 23 May, 2018 at Makerere University Rugby Grounds.
Bobi Wine said he is not attending as a guest but as a comrade in struggle for a better Uganda.
Last month, UYD Alumni held a meeting at Speke hotel in Kampala and unveiled a new strategy to ensure that all forces of change work together to create political change in the country.
During the meeting, Democratic Party President Norbert Mao said that they have embarked on fresh struggles to have change and fight unprecedented corruption, insecurity, increasing murders and impunity in the current regime.
Mao also alleged that government agents have tried to threaten owners of several places not to host them in order to fail their struggle which aims at uniting the party.
He added that many international guests from partner organizations in Kenya, South Africa Zimbabwe, Europe and America, have been invited and most of them have confirmed their attendance.
Bobi Wine wrote on his Facebook page;
The Uganda Young Democrats has organized a major Reunion this Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 at Makerere University Rugby Grounds. UYD was one of the earliest voices of change in this country. From its founding, its members- young men and women, advocated for true democracy. They warned the country of the troubles ahead, especially the militarization and monetization of our politics. Sometimes I tend to think they were way ahead of their time back then.
Well, many of them have since outgrown UYD and in fact others abandoned the cause and changed course. But I am very glad that within many of them, the spirit of Truth and Justice is so much alive and well. The younger breed have kept the fire burning.
I therefore feel very honored to be invited to their reunion, this time not just as a guest but as a comrade in the struggle for a better Uganda. I also look forward to speaking at the event. Everyone is invited and I encourage all my friends to come and be part of this.
To those who wonder why I participate in activities of different political parties and groups, let me repeat what I have been saying. We shall change Uganda ONLY if we unite and stop seeing ourselves from the angle of our small groupings whether political parties, tribes, religions, etc. We must stop behaving like grasshoppers which fight amongst themselves in a bottle, when soon or later, they will all be fried and eaten.
What is at stake is the future of Uganda. Poverty, hunger, disease, unemployment and other outcomes of bad governance do not discriminate. They affect all. The huge loans government is taking and misusing will have to be paid by our children and grandchildren without distinction. If we understand this, we shall appreciate the value of unity and start building on the right foundation. Therefore, to me, whoever is fighting for good governance and democracy in Uganda whether they belong to FDC, DP, JEEMA, PPP, NRM, etc is a friend and an ally. Whoever is fighting against good governance and the rule of law is an enemy to the interests of Uganda regardless of which party they are in. I thought it was important to clarify this and I will soon publish a detailed paper on the same.
Kale nolweekyo twesangeyo e Makerere nalo!