It is common for politicians to coin slogans that voters will relate to their cause or political promise. Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine is the latest with his Twebereremu slogan, which some have questioned will still be relevant by the election year 2021.
In 1996, President Museveni claimed he was the Lubengo (grinding stone) and in 2001, Dr Kizza Besigye called him self Senyondo (a hummer) which would uproot a quarter pin (Museveni).
These political slogans would change after elections for tactical reasons, Besigye changed to One Uganda One People while Museveni changed to pakalast.
Today, Bobi Wine has adopted Tweberemu from the Luganda dialect emphasising popular self initiative in driving and achieving political agenda.
“It comes from kuberamu, beeramu, be in class, not for anybody else but for yourself. It is call for people to get involved in the way their country is governed,” Bobi Wine says.
“You must get involved in the change you want, the change is within you,” he adds.
By Richard Olwenyi